Do protective factors reduce the risk of hospitalization in infants of teenaged mothers?


OBJECTIVE To determine the risk of hospitalization associated with prenatal care use and indicators of socioeconomic status and social support among infants of teenage mothers. DESIGN Population-based case-control study. SETTING Nonfederal hospitals in Washington State. PARTICIPANTS Infants born from 1987 to 1995 to mothers younger than 20 years were… (More)


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