2018, Number 3
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ABSTRACTIntroduction. Pregnancy in teenagers and aged women represent a risk factor. It is important to understand the frequency and the complications these newborns present so that new prevention programs and strategies can be enforced. Our objective was to detect the mortality of newborns from teenage mothers.
Material and Methods. A retrospective study that included 645 newborns from teenage mothers that were no older than 18 and newborns form mothers that were older than 36 which were born in the period that ranges from January to December 2015. We investigated complications during the neonate period ( prematurity, low weight, macrosomia, neonatal mortality and need of IUC) and were compared in both groups.
Results. During the period we studied, there were 440 newborns of elderly mothers and 205 of teenage mothers, which represents a prevalence of 11.4% and 5.4% of all the births respectively. Aged mothers underwent surgery more times ( P‹ 0.01). There was no significant difference between the number of premature births between the groups ( p= 0-7) nor in respect weight of the newborns ( P= 0.14). Teenage mother newborns were admitted more frequently to the ICU (P= 0.01), but there was a tendency of greater mortality in elderly women newborns ( P=0.06).
Discussion. Mother age represents a risk factor in newborns. The babies of both age extremes have an increase in prevalence of perinatal complications. The newborns of teenage mothers were admitted to the UCI more frequently, but this had no impact on mortality.
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