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OUTCOMES OF TEENAGE PREGNANCY IN MOSUL CITY, IRAQ
*Noor Thaaer Mohammed, Saif Saad Salim and Asmaa Awaed Ahmed
Background: Teenage pregnancy is a multifactorial problem with a wide spectrum of health related problemsfrom its origin to later in life. It is one of the important causes of high infant’s mortality and morbidity rate indeveloping countries. Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate the main outcomes associated with teenagepregnancy in Mosul city. Methodology: A case-control study design was carried out in four generalhospitals(AlKhansaa, Al-Salaam, Al-Mosul and Al-Batool Teaching Hospitals) in Mosul city, Iraq. A total of 100cases and 100 controls were collected from these four general hospitals from the 1st of January to the end of June2021. Results: Young age (<18 years) was a risk factor for the Teenage mothers to have preterm labourpreeclampsia, gestational HT, LBW newborns when compared with older ages mothers. Most of the teenage werefrom urban and from left side of Mosul city. The study revealed that displaced teenage mothers were more riskythan others to pregnancy outcomes with significant association. Primiparity and short interpregnancy interval wererisk factors to teenage mother outcomes. The study revealed that teenage mothers come with unplannedpregnancy, pre-term labor and mothers with <511 cm height were more prone to teenage pregnancy outcomesthan others. During pregnancy; inadequate ANC visits, inadequate iron supplements, anemia, hypertensivedisorders and passive smoking, all were found to be risk factors to teenage pregnancy with significant association.The study revealed that teenage who had previous history of LBW newborns were more risky than others to haveanother LBW newborn with significant association. Recommendations: It is recommended to encourage a closecooperation between the ministry of health, ministry of higher education and ministry of education to educate allyoung women to Teenage outcomes in teenage pregnancy to minimized the number of such outcomes.[Full Text Article] [Download Certificate]