2013
DOI: 10.1590/s0034-89102013000100003
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Is adolescent pregnancy a risk factor for low birth weight?

Abstract: OBJECTIVE:The objective of this study was to evaluate whether adolescent pregnancy is a risk factor for low birth weight (LBW) babies. METHODS:This was a cross-sectional study of mothers and their newborns from a birth cohort in Aracaju, Northeastern Brazil. Data were collected consecutively from March to July 2005. Information collected included socioeconomic, biological and reproductive aspects of the mothers, using a standardized questionnaire. The impact of early pregnancy on birth weight was evaluated by … Show more

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“…17 Another study also concluded that adolescence was a risk factor for LBW only for mothers without partners. 18 The result of this study however confirms earlier ones that suggest that adolescent pregnancy or younger age at delivery is a risk factor for LBW. 13,19 The younger age of teenagers in Cape Coast, coupled with lack of social support and poverty might have prevented them from starting prenatal care early.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 88%
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“…17 Another study also concluded that adolescence was a risk factor for LBW only for mothers without partners. 18 The result of this study however confirms earlier ones that suggest that adolescent pregnancy or younger age at delivery is a risk factor for LBW. 13,19 The younger age of teenagers in Cape Coast, coupled with lack of social support and poverty might have prevented them from starting prenatal care early.…”
Section: Discussionsupporting
confidence: 88%
“…Adolescent mothers usually have poor socioeconomic and reproductive conditions, which give them a higher risk of giving birth to LBW children than women of older ages. 18 The significant association between preterm birth and LBW recorded in this study was not unique to adolescent mothers. In adult and all mothers, preterm birth was also associated with the likelihood of giving birth to LBW babies.…”
Section: Discussionmentioning
confidence: 50%
“…Literatürde yer alan çalişmalarda adölesan gebeler arasinda sezaryen endikasyonlari sefolopelvik uyumsuzluk, fetal distres ve ilerlemeyen eylem, obstetrik komplikasyon da preterm eylem olarak belirtilmiştir [7][8][9][10]13,16,19,21]. Adölesan, gelişme sürecini bitirmemiş, öncelikle iskelet sistemi yönünden tam olgunluğa ulaşamamiştir.…”
Section: Discussionunclassified
“…Erken doğum, abortus, bebekte düşük doğum ağirliği, konjenital anomali, eklampsi gibi gebelik ve doğuma bağli komplikasyonlarin daha sik yaşanmasi, anne ve bebek ölüm oranlarinin yüksek oluşu adölesan gebeliklerin riskli gebelikler olarak kabul edilmesine neden olmaktadir [7][8][9][10][11][12]. Ayrica DSÖ (2014) adölesan annelerden doğan bebeklerin, 20-24 yaşlarindaki kadinlardan doğan bebeklere göre hastalik ve ölüm riskleri daha fazla olduğunu bildirmiştir [1].…”
Section: Introductionunclassified
“…La probabilidad de mortalidad materna también es mayor entre las mujeres muy jóvenes; en ALC, puntualmente, este riesgo es cuatro veces más alto en adolescentes de hasta 15 años que en mujeres de 20 o más años 7 . Además, las adolescentes se encuentran más expuestas a incurrir en abortos inseguros, como consecuencia de la falta de planificación de este evento 11 .…”
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