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Article: Obstetric outcome of teenage pregnancies

TitleObstetric outcome of teenage pregnancies
Authors
Issue Date1998
PublisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://humrep.oxfordjournals.org/
Citation
Human Reproduction, 1998, v. 13 n. 11, p. 3228-3232 How to Cite?
AbstractA retrospective cohort study was performed in a tertiary centre to determine if teenage nulliparas (aged alpha19 years, study group) had higher incidences of instrumental and Caesarean deliveries compared with nulliparas aged 20-34 years (control group) selected from the first women in the birth registry who delivered after each study case and satisfying the criteria for controls. The hospital records of the study and control cases were retrieved for review. Comparison was made in the maternal demographics, major antenatal complications, outcome of labour, mode of delivery, and perinatal outcome. In the study group, maternal height was similar but the body mass index was lower. Although the mean birthweight was lower and the incidences of preterm labour and small-for-gestational-age infants higher, there were also increased incidences of large-for-gestational-age and macrosomic infants. While there was no difference in the types of labour, there were fewer Caesarean and instrumental deliveries, a finding that persisted even after excluding the preterm deliveries. Lastly, teenage mothers aged <17 years had similar outcomes to those aged 17-19 years. These results indicated that teenage mothers had better obstetric outcomes, despite the higher incidence of preterm labour, and that young adolescents (<17 years) performed as well as their older peers.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/49388
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dc.contributor.authorLao, TTHen_HK
dc.contributor.authorHo, LFen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2008-06-12T06:41:08Z-
dc.date.available2008-06-12T06:41:08Z-
dc.date.issued1998en_HK
dc.identifier.citationHuman Reproduction, 1998, v. 13 n. 11, p. 3228-3232en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0268-1161en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/49388-
dc.description.abstractA retrospective cohort study was performed in a tertiary centre to determine if teenage nulliparas (aged alpha19 years, study group) had higher incidences of instrumental and Caesarean deliveries compared with nulliparas aged 20-34 years (control group) selected from the first women in the birth registry who delivered after each study case and satisfying the criteria for controls. The hospital records of the study and control cases were retrieved for review. Comparison was made in the maternal demographics, major antenatal complications, outcome of labour, mode of delivery, and perinatal outcome. In the study group, maternal height was similar but the body mass index was lower. Although the mean birthweight was lower and the incidences of preterm labour and small-for-gestational-age infants higher, there were also increased incidences of large-for-gestational-age and macrosomic infants. While there was no difference in the types of labour, there were fewer Caesarean and instrumental deliveries, a finding that persisted even after excluding the preterm deliveries. Lastly, teenage mothers aged <17 years had similar outcomes to those aged 17-19 years. These results indicated that teenage mothers had better obstetric outcomes, despite the higher incidence of preterm labour, and that young adolescents (<17 years) performed as well as their older peers.en_HK
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dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherOxford University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://humrep.oxfordjournals.org/en_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subject.meshPregnancy Outcomeen_HK
dc.subject.meshPregnancy in Adolescenceen_HK
dc.subject.meshCesarean Sectionen_HK
dc.subject.meshCohort Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshDelivery, Obstetricen_HK
dc.titleObstetric outcome of teenage pregnanciesen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.openurlhttp://library.hku.hk:4550/resserv?sid=HKU:IR&issn=0268-1161&volume=13&issue=11&spage=3228&epage=3232&date=1998&atitle=Obstetric+outcome+of+teenage+pregnanciesen_HK
dc.identifier.emailLao, TTH: laotth@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_versionen_HK
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/humrep/13.11.3228en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid9853885en_HK
dc.identifier.hkuros38981-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000077082500047-

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