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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

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ALONSO URIA, Rosa María et al. Follow-up of the adolescent mother's offspring. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2005, vol.21, n.5-6. ISSN 0864-2125.

A descriptive prospective study was conducted between 2 population groups: group A was composed of all the adolescent mothers and their children, and group B was made up of 506 mothers over 20 that received attention at the Gynecoobstetric Hospital of Guanabacoa, in 2001.Some perinatal variables were identified and others were obtained in the follow-up visits of the risk group. The statistical processing for qualitative and quantitative variables was carried out and the associated probability was measured. It was found a low birth weight index of 12.2 %, with 9.1 % of preterm infants and 13.8 % of instrumented deliveries. The normal weight predominated in follow-up visits and admissions were low. It was demonstrated the importance of this visit as regards the prophylactic guidance of the role played by the family and the adolescent mother in the attainment of a positive health in the child's psychosocial setting.

Keywords : Adolescent mother; offspring of adolescent mothers.

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