Document Type

Article

Department

Paediatrics and Child Health (East Africa)

Abstract

Objective: To compare some socio-demographic and obstetric factors between adolescent mothers (aged below 20 years) and older mothers of low birthweight (birthweight <2000gm) babies.

Design: Cross sectional descriptive study.

Setting: The Newborn Unit of the Kenyatta National Hospital.

Results: Sixty nine adolescent mothers and 73 older mothers were studied. Adolescent mothers were more likely to be unmarried (p 0.0001) have less formal education (p

Publication

East African Medical Journal

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