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Zahedan University of Medical Sciences

Pregnancy outcome in teenagers in East Sauterne of Iran

(2008) Pregnancy outcome in teenagers in East Sauterne of Iran. J Pak Med Assoc. pp. 541-4. ISSN 0030-9982 (Print) 0030-9982

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Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To compare pregnancy outcomes among teenagers in comparison with women of older age groups. METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was carried out, comparing pirimiparous pregnant teenager women aged 13-19 years, arranged in to two groups: low teens (< or = 16-years-old ) and high teens (17- 19-years-old), with pirimiparous women aged 20-29 years from January 2003 through January 2005 in Ali-ebne Abitaleb hospital of Zahedan, Iran. Frequency of prenatal care and perinatal outcome (newborn's weight and gestational age at delivery), mode of delivery and any maternal complications were recorded. RESULTS: Proportions of intrauterine growth retardation (IUGR) and preterm birth were highest among the infants of mothers aged 19 years or less compared with women aged 20-29 years (P<0.001). Also IUGR and preterm births were highest among the infants of low teen mothers than high teen mothers (P<0.001). The incidence of caesarean section in low teens was higher than high teens (P=0.001), but caesarean was not higher among mothers aged 19 years or less compared with women aged 20-29 years. There was no significant difference in pre eclampsia and placental abruption between all three groups, while frequency of placenta previa was higher in teenage group than older gravidas (P=0.001). CONCLUSION: In this homogenous population, preterm delivery, IUGR and placenta previa were higher in teenagers than older gravidas despite of good prenatal care.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Adolescent Adult Age Factors Cesarean Section/statistics & numerical data Cohort Studies Female Fetal Growth Retardation/epidemiology Humans Incidence Iran/epidemiology Placenta Previa/epidemiology Pregnancy *Pregnancy Outcome *Pregnancy in Adolescence Premature Birth/epidemiology Prenatal Care/statistics & numerical data Retrospective Studies Young Adult
Page Range: pp. 541-4
Journal or Publication Title: J Pak Med Assoc
Journal Index: Pubmed
Volume: 58
Number: 10
ISSN: 0030-9982 (Print) 0030-9982
Depositing User: خانم مهدیه رضائی پور
URI: http://eprints.zaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2990

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