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ACEVEDO MATOS, Maria Magdalena; GOMEZ ALMIRA, Doralis; ARBELO LOPEZ, Doralis  and  RODRIGUEZ TORRES, Iván. Morbidity due to pregnancy in the adolescence in "Tamara Bunke" Municipal Maternal Home. MEDISAN [online]. 2010, vol.14, n.7, pp.976-981. ISSN 1029-3019.

A case-control study of 30 pregnant adolescents, assisted at "Tamara Bunke" Municipal Maternal Home from II Frente in Santiago de Cuba was carried out in the trimester October-December, 2009, to determine the morbidity due to early pregnancy. The same number of pregnant adolescents older than 20 years was chosen to conform the group control. Some characteristics of the mothers of the case material were investigated, that is: age, marital status, school level and occupation, as well as the associated clinical and obstetric diseases that could complicate the pregnancy and the childbirth, with negative repercussions in the newborn were identified. A relationship was observed between the out-of-time pregnancy and the marital status, the poor economic situation and the low employment, which influenced on the high number of complications in the mother (anemia, threatened abortion, preterm and dystocic childbirth, among other) and the conceptus (low birth weight and respiratory distress).

Keywords : pregnancy in adolescence; morbidity due to early pregnancy; maternal and fetal complications; maternal homes.

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