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[Obstetrical outcome in teenage pregnancies in The Netherlands].
Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd 1993; 137(49):2536-40NT

Abstract

OBJECTIVE

To compare the course of teenage pregnancies and deliveries with that in women between the ages of 20 and 29.

DESIGN

Observational.

SETTING

The Netherlands.

METHOD

Using data from the 1989 National Obstetric Database (LVR), 4500 teenage pregnancies were studied, to compare the risk of preterm birth, low birth weight and delivering a small for gestational age (SGA) baby between teenagers and older women.

RESULTS

Women between the ages of 13 and 19 ran one and a half times as high a risk of having a preterm baby as women between the ages of 20 and 29 years (p < 0.0001). The risk of intrauterine death was 4 times as high for age 13-17 and 2 times as high for age 18-19 compared with older women (p < 0.0001). These results were found for teenage mothers of Dutch origin as well as for young mothers of foreign descent. Deliveries by teenagers were more often spontaneous, were of shorter duration and less often needed assistance than deliveries in older mothers (p < 0.001).

CONCLUSION

Even in the Netherlands, with the lowest teenage pregnancy rate in the Western world and a prenatal care system generally considered of high quality, teenage pregnancies have less favourable outcomes than those in older women. Since we had no information on cultural background, socioeconomic status or life style, further research into determinants of outcomes of Dutch teenage pregnancies is indicated.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Stichting Perinatale Epidemiologie, NIPG-TNO, afd. Jeugd., Leiden.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
English Abstract
Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

dut

PubMed ID

8272140

Citation

Buitendijk, S E., et al. "[Obstetrical Outcome in Teenage Pregnancies in the Netherlands]." Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde, vol. 137, no. 49, 1993, pp. 2536-40.
Buitendijk SE, van Enk A, Oosterhout R, et al. [Obstetrical outcome in teenage pregnancies in The Netherlands]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 1993;137(49):2536-40.
Buitendijk, S. E., van Enk, A., Oosterhout, R., & Ris, M. (1993). [Obstetrical outcome in teenage pregnancies in The Netherlands]. Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde, 137(49), pp. 2536-40.
Buitendijk SE, et al. [Obstetrical Outcome in Teenage Pregnancies in the Netherlands]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 1993 Dec 4;137(49):2536-40. PubMed PMID: 8272140.
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TY - JOUR T1 - [Obstetrical outcome in teenage pregnancies in The Netherlands]. AU - Buitendijk,S E, AU - van Enk,A, AU - Oosterhout,R, AU - Ris,M, PY - 1993/12/4/pubmed PY - 1993/12/4/medline PY - 1993/12/4/entrez KW - Adolescent Pregnancy KW - Biology KW - Birth Weight KW - Body Weight KW - Comparative Studies KW - Demographic Factors KW - Developed Countries KW - Europe KW - Fertility KW - Low Birth Weight KW - Netherlands KW - Physiology KW - Population KW - Population Characteristics KW - Population Dynamics KW - Pregnancy KW - Pregnancy Outcomes KW - Pregnant Women KW - Premature Birth KW - Reproduction KW - Reproductive Behavior KW - Studies KW - Western Europe SP - 2536 EP - 40 JF - Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde JO - Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd VL - 137 IS - 49 N2 - OBJECTIVE: To compare the course of teenage pregnancies and deliveries with that in women between the ages of 20 and 29. DESIGN: Observational. SETTING: The Netherlands. METHOD: Using data from the 1989 National Obstetric Database (LVR), 4500 teenage pregnancies were studied, to compare the risk of preterm birth, low birth weight and delivering a small for gestational age (SGA) baby between teenagers and older women. RESULTS: Women between the ages of 13 and 19 ran one and a half times as high a risk of having a preterm baby as women between the ages of 20 and 29 years (p < 0.0001). The risk of intrauterine death was 4 times as high for age 13-17 and 2 times as high for age 18-19 compared with older women (p < 0.0001). These results were found for teenage mothers of Dutch origin as well as for young mothers of foreign descent. Deliveries by teenagers were more often spontaneous, were of shorter duration and less often needed assistance than deliveries in older mothers (p < 0.001). CONCLUSION: Even in the Netherlands, with the lowest teenage pregnancy rate in the Western world and a prenatal care system generally considered of high quality, teenage pregnancies have less favourable outcomes than those in older women. Since we had no information on cultural background, socioeconomic status or life style, further research into determinants of outcomes of Dutch teenage pregnancies is indicated. SN - 0028-2162 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/8272140/[Obstetrical_outcome_in_teenage_pregnancies_in_The_Netherlands]_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/teenagepregnancy.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -