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Title: Health of Infants Born to Teenage Mothers Affected More by Family Background than by Mother's Age
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1. Witwer, M.
Health of Infants Born to Teenage Mothers Affected More by Family Background than by Mother's Age
Family Planning Perspectives 25,4 (July-August 1993): 191-192.
Also: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2135934
Cohort(s): Children of the NLSY79, NLSY79
Publisher: Alan Guttmacher Institute
Keyword(s): Adolescent Fertility; Birthweight; Family Background; Fertility; Health Factors; Health/Health Status/SF-12 Scale; Pre-natal Care/Exposure; Pre/post Natal Behavior; Pre/post Natal Health Care; Pregnancy, Adolescent

Permission to reprint the abstract has not been received from the publisher.

A study of 784 mothers who were part of the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth (NLSY) suggests that teenage pregnancy and the adverse health outcomes associated with it appear to be strongly mediated by family background characteristics, factors that were found to be more directly related to infant health risks than the mother's youth alone. The study is discussed.

This short item is part of the journal digest - summarizes study reported in Geronimus & Korenman, Amer. J. of Epidemiology, 1993.

Bibliography Citation
Witwer, M. "Health of Infants Born to Teenage Mothers Affected More by Family Background than by Mother's Age." Family Planning Perspectives 25,4 (July-August 1993): 191-192.