A Comparison of the Relationship between Gynecological Age with Birth Weight and Chronological Age with Birth Weight in Teenage Mothers in Kota Bekasi West Java

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Abstract

Background: Teenage pregnancy is high-risk pregnancies are associated with a high incidence of premature birth, low birth weight (LBW), and other adverse pregnancy outcomes. Aim: We examined the relationship between gynecological age and birth weight and chronological age with birth weight in teenage mothers in eight, Puskesmas Kota Bekasi. We determined differences in the strength of the relationship between gynecological age and chronological age with birth weight in teenage mothers in Bekasi. Research methods: This is a cross-sectional study to investigate the correlation between gynecological age and chronological age as an independent variable, with birth weight as the dependent variable. Result. Mothers with gynecological age <4 years than their chronological age had a 4 fold risk of having a baby weighing <3000 grams, which is the birth weight-related to non-communicable diseases in adulthood, and mothers with chronological age < 16 years had a 2 times higher risk of giving birth to babies weighing <3000 grams. Pre-pregnancy stature, pre-pregnant BMI, the increase in weight during pregnancy and anemia were found to be confounding factors in the relationship between gynecological age and chronological age with birth weight of babies. Conclusion: Gynecological age and chronological age are associated with infant birth weight in teenage mothers in Bekasi 2015. Gynecological age is more strongly correlated with birth weight compared with chronological age. Suggestion: It is advisable to delay the first pregnancy for women in Indonesia to at least 18 years of age. Another study is done by looking at the risk of gynecological age and chronological age with low birth weight and stunted growth.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-282
JournalSociology and Anthropology
Volume6
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2018

Keywords

  • Gynecological Age
  • Chronological Age
  • Teenage Pregnancy
  • Birth Weight

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