Early maternal age at first birth is associated with chronic diseases and poor physical performance in older age: cross-sectional analysis from the International Mobility in Aging Study

@inproceedings{Pirkle2014EarlyMA,
  title={Early maternal age at first birth is associated with chronic diseases and poor physical performance in older age: cross-sectional analysis from the International Mobility in Aging Study},
  author={Catherine McLean Pirkle and Ana Carolina Patr{\'i}cio de Albuquerque Sousa and Beatriz Alvarado and Mar{\'i}a Victoria Zunzunegui},
  booktitle={BMC public health},
  year={2014}
}
BACKGROUND Early maternal age at first birth and elevated parity may have long-term consequences for the health of women as they age. Both are known risk factors for obstetrical complications with lifelong associated morbidities. They may also be related to diabetes and cardiovascular disease development. METHODS We examine the relationship between early maternal age at first birth, defined as ≤18 years of age, multiparity (>2 births), and poor physical performance (Short Physical Performance… CONTINUE READING