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Source: journal of adolescent health care
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1. Ketterlinus, Robert D.
Henderson, Sandra H.
Lamb, Michael E.
Maternal Age, Sociodemographics, Prenatal Health, and Behavior: Influences on Neonatal Risk Status
Journal of Adolescent Health Care 11,5 (September 1990): 423-431.
Also: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/019700709090090O
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
Publisher: Elsevier
Keyword(s): Birthweight; Child Health; Childbearing; Mothers; Mothers, Behavior; Pre-natal Care/Exposure; Pre/post Natal Health Care; Pregnancy and Pregnancy Outcomes

The effects on neonatal outcomes of maternal age, socioeconomic status, and prenatal health and behavior were assessed in the NLSY. Primagravids were categorized into one of four age-at-birth groups: 13 to 15-year-olds, 16- to 18-year-olds, 19- to 21-year-olds, or 22- to 30-year-olds. Younger mothers were lighter, gained less weight during pregnancy, and sought prenatal care later in their pregnancies. Neonates of the youngest mothers on average had lower birthweights, and had shorter gestational periods. There were significant effects of maternal age, race, education, and pregnancy weight gain on the probability of giving birth to either a premature or low birthweight infant. Tentative results also implicated time of first prenatal care in prematurity.
Bibliography Citation
Ketterlinus, Robert D., Sandra H. Henderson and Michael E. Lamb. "Maternal Age, Sociodemographics, Prenatal Health, and Behavior: Influences on Neonatal Risk Status." Journal of Adolescent Health Care 11,5 (September 1990): 423-431.