Analysis of the profile of pregnant adolescents of a community in Recife-PE

Sheyla Costa de Oliveira, Maria Gorete Lucena de Vasconcelos, Emília Carolle Azevedo de Oliveira, Paulino José de Albuquerque Vasconcelos Neto

Abstract


The aim of this study was to analyze the profile of pregnant adolescents in a community in Recife. It was a quantitative study with descriptive approach and cross-sectional outline. It was performed with 17 adolescents of a community in Recife. Data collection was made by an instrument of objective questions, from May 2009 to May 2010. We found a rate for pregnancy of 3.82%; the average age was 16 years; 13 lived in consensual union; 07 had family income up to minimum wage (R$ 510.00); 14 were primigravidae; 08 had urinary tract infection and low weight, and 07 had anemia. It was considered that the pregnant adolescents were at a social and obstetric risk, which can cause negative results to their health. However, it is recommended greater attention to this population through damage reduction strategies for maternal health.

Descriptors: Adolescent; pregnancy in adolescence; pregnancy.


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