Paediatrics and Child Health (East Africa)
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
East African Medical Journal
(2002). Low birthweight babies: socio-demographic and obstetric characteristics of adolescent mothers at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi. East African Medical Journal, 79(10), 543-546.
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