Pregnancy during teenage years is associated with
adverse outcomes for both mother and baby. The aim of
our study was to identify potential factors on early
pregnancy and pregnancy outcomes.
Cross-sectional, comparative study was adopted it
was conducted in main hospitals in Najaf during the
period Nov. 1st, 2018 until March 20th, 2019. A total of
209 mothers were interviewed (99 cases under 19year
old and 109 for19year old and more). Data were collect
using a structured questionnaire containing maternal
and neonatal data. Data were analyze by using
Statistical Package for Social Sciences version 22.
The main results showed that all influencing
factors are non-significant in more than 0.05 P.value
just smoking which is significant in 0.0004 P.value.
Conclusion and Recommendations:
Influencing factors were more likely related to. In
other respects, there were no significant differences
between teenage and non-teenage mothers.
Keywords : Teenage Pregnancy; Perinatal Outcomes; Low Birth Weight. B.Sc.N/B.Sc.N / Faculty of Nursing University of Kufa