Young maternal age associated with increased risk of postneonatal death.

@article{Phipps2002YoungMA,
  title={Young maternal age associated with increased risk of postneonatal death.},
  author={Maureen Glennon Phipps and Jeffrey D Blume and Sonya M DeMonner},
  journal={Obstetrics and gynecology},
  year={2002},
  volume={100 3},
  pages={481-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether full-term, healthy infants born to early adolescent mothers (15 years old and younger) are at higher risk of postneonatal death compared with infants of adult mothers. METHODS We combined the comprehensive 1996 and 1997 United States birth cohorts to compare postneonatal mortality rates among maternal age groups. With postneonatal death as our main outcome measure, we used multivariable logistic regression to model adjusted odds ratios. RESULTS The… CONTINUE READING