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Adolescent deliveries in semi-urban Cameroon: prevalence and adverse neonatal outcomes

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Research Notes, June 2017
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Title
Adolescent deliveries in semi-urban Cameroon: prevalence and adverse neonatal outcomes
Published in
BMC Research Notes, June 2017
DOI 10.1186/s13104-017-2555-3
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Authors

Tsi Njim, Valirie Ndip Agbor

Abstract

Adolescent pregnancies are high risk due to the increased probability of adverse outcomes; as adolescents are usually considered to be ill-equipped to deal with the burden of pregnancy. We sought to determine the prevalence of adolescent deliveries in a secondary-level care hospital in semi-urban Cameroon-Bamenda, the adverse neonatal outcomes and to assess if previous obstetric history could preclude adolescents from having adverse outcomes in their present pregnancy. The prevalence of adolescent deliveries was 8.7% (95% CI 7.01-10.73%). The neonates of adolescent mothers were more likely to have severe asphyxia (OR 4.0; 95% CI 1.2-12.9; p = 0.03) and low birth weight (OR 2.4; 95% CI 1.3-4.4; p < 0.01). The neonates of primipara adolescents were just as likely to have complications as multipara adolescents. The prevalence of adolescent deliveries (8.7%) in the Regional Hospital Bamenda is high. Their babies are at a high risk of adverse neonatal outcomes irrespective of their previous obstetric history (previous delivery) emphasising that adolescents are generally ill-prepared to deal with pregnancy. Strategies to reduce the prevalence of adolescent deliveries should be investigated and implemented in view of attaining the sustainable development goals.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 36 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 11 31%
Student > Doctoral Student 10 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 14%
Other 2 6%
Professor 1 3%
Other 3 8%
Unknown 4 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 12 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 9 25%
Social Sciences 5 14%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 6%
Psychology 1 3%
Other 2 6%
Unknown 5 14%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 March 2018.
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#7,051,395
of 12,719,839 outputs
Outputs from BMC Research Notes
#1,080
of 2,862 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#118,499
of 263,487 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Research Notes
#1
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