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The younger siblings of teenage mothers: a follow-up of their pregnancy risk.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11269393     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study followed 243 younger brothers and younger sisters of parenting teens and nonparenting teens across a 1.5-year period. The average age of siblings was 13.6 years at Time 1 and 15 years at Time 2. Relative to other youths, the sisters of parenting teens exhibited a sharp increase in drug and alcohol use and partying behavior across time and had the highest pregnancy rate at Time 2 (15%). The siblings of parenting teens spent 10 hr a week caring for their sisters' children, and, for girls, many hours of child care was associated with negative outcomes including permissive sexual behavior. Findings suggest that the younger sisters of parenting teens are at very high risk of early pregnancy and that this risk becomes increasingly pronounced across time.
Authors:
P L East; L J Jacobson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Developmental psychology     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0012-1649     ISO Abbreviation:  Dev Psychol     Publication Date:  2001 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-27     Completed Date:  2001-05-17     Revised Date:  2014-06-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0260564     Medline TA:  Dev Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  254-64     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adolescent Behavior*
Adult
Child
Decision Making
Female
Follow-Up Studies
Humans
Male
Nuclear Family
Parenting*
Pregnancy
Pregnancy in Adolescence*
Risk Factors
Risk-Taking
Sexual Behavior
Substance-Related Disorders / etiology*
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R01 HD043221/HD/NICHD NIH HHS; R29-HD29472/HD/NICHD NIH HHS
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