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The Effect of Age on the outcome of Teenage Pregnancy in Nigeria: A Demographic Study
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The Effect of Age on the outcome of Teenage Pregnancy in Nigeria: A Demographic Study.


Igwenagu Chinelo Mercy

Department of Industrial Mathematics/ Statistics, Enugu State of Science and Technology, Nigeria.


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Received: July15, 2015,   Accepted: September 25, 2015,   Published:


Abstract:

Teenage childbearing in developing countries has been a thing of great concern as it has often led to a number of socio – economic problems both to the society and to the families affected. The outcome of teenage pregnancy has been generally associated with higher rates of maternal morbidity and mortality, greater risks for delivery complications, low-birth weight, infants and child mortality. As a result of teenagers’ physiological and social immaturity and their lack of adequate prenatal care, health risks associated with their pregnancies and childbearing are more pronounced than those of older women. Therefore this study has examined the relationship between the age of teenagers and the outcome of teenage pregnancy. Based on this study, the result of the analysis shows that both teenagers and older mothers suffer similarly during child bearing. Hence improve medical care is paramount in all the situations.


Keywords: Childbearing, Mortality, Nigeria, Pregnancy, Prematurity, Teenagers,


Citation:

Igwenagu Chinelo Mercy. The Effect of Age on the outcome of Teenage Pregnancy in Nigeria: A Demographic Study. V3I3 DOI: 10.15297/JAET.V3I3.09


Copyright:

© 2015 Igwenagu Chinelo Mercy. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


      
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