Poor obstetric performance of teenagers: is it age- or quality of care-related?

@article{Loto2004PoorOP,
  title={Poor obstetric performance of teenagers: is it age- or quality of care-related?},
  author={Olabisi Morebise Loto and Oliver Chukwujekwu Ezechi and B. K. E. Kalu and Anthonia Loto and Lilian Ezechi and Solomon O. Ogunniyi},
  journal={Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology},
  year={2004},
  volume={24 4},
  pages={395-8}
}
We studied prospectively the effect of antenatal care on the obstetric performance of teenagers seen at a university teaching hospital over a 14-month period. When the obstetric complications among the teenagers were compared to their older counterpart, there were significantly higher complication rates, especially anaemia, preterm delivery, low birth weight and neonatal admission. After controlling for utilisation of antenatal care, significant differences were observed only in the incidence… CONTINUE READING