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dc.contributor.advisorSennott-Miller, Lee
dc.contributor.authorBolton, Mary Louise Hartman
dc.creatorBolton, Mary Louise Hartman
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-20T20:53:11Z
dc.date.available2018-04-20T20:53:11Z
dc.date.issued1995
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/627343
dc.description.abstractThe United States has the highest incidence of teenage pregnancy among the developed countries of the world. Complications associated with pregnancy among teenagers are theorized to be associated with their higher rates of morbidity and mortality as compared with their older counterparts. A secondary analysis of data on seven problems related to pregnancy (ie; complications of labor, Cesarean section, premature birth, congenital abnormalities, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) admissions, low birth weight, and neonate deaths) was conducted to explore the effectiveness of the Pima County Comprehensive Prenatal Care Initiative program designed to combat these issues. Significantly lower proportions in complications of labor, Cesarean sections, and premature births were found among those mothers enrolled in the program than in the comparison group. The frequency of NICU admissions and low birth weight infants showed no significant change, and the occurrences of congenital abnormalities and neonate deaths among the infants were more frequent. The possible explanations for these results are explored, and implications for the nursing profession are delineated.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.subjectPregnancy in Adolescence.en_US
dc.subjectMedical Assistance.en_US
dc.subjectArizona.en_US
dc.subjectPrenatal Care.en_US
dc.subjectObstetric Labor Complications -- prevention & control.en_US
dc.subjectPima County (Ariz.). Health Dept.en_US
dc.titleEvaluation of a program to reduce prenatal risk among pregnant teenagersen_US
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dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.identifier.oclc33055772
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMay, Kathleen
dc.contributor.committeememberGomez, Diana
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.S.en_US
dc.description.noteDigitized from a paper copy provided by the Arizona Health Sciences Library.en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b56772634
dc.identifier.callnumberW4A 1995 B694E
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