ERIC Number: EJ574522
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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The Risk of Teen Mothers Having Low Birth Weight Babies: Implications of Recent Medical Research for School Health Personnel.
Roth, Jeffrey; Hendrickson, Jo; Schilling, Max; Stowell, Daniel W.
Journal of School Health, v68 n7 p271-75 Sep 1998
Reviews recent research on relationships between young maternal age and incidence of low-birth-weight infants. Different lines of research attribute low birth weight to biological and sociocultural factors. Both factors, plus lifestyle choices made by adolescents, combine to raise or lower the risk of delivering a low-birth-weight infant. Implications for school health personnel are examined. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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