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The outcomes of pregnancy and childbirth in adolescents in Slovenia

explanatory factor. In multivariate analyses, gestational age was the confounding factor. All dichotomous variables were coded accordingly (e.g. hypertension: 0=no, 1=yes). Variables on body weight gain during pregnancy (i.e. gestational weight gain) in relation to body mass index (BMI) before pregnancy were used according to the Institute of Medicine guidelines (US) ( 17 ). The data were analysed by SPSS programme. Descriptive analysis, analysis of variance (ANOVA), x 2 test, correlation and multivariate analyses (multiple linear and multiple logistic regression) were

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Antenatal characteristics of Roma female population in Virovitica-Podravina County, Croatia

incidence of deliveries at home without a medical or midwifery assistance, which has resulted in poor perinatal outcomes. The incidence of adolescent Roma mothers in our case is high, and pregnancy and childbirth can be associated with perinatal complications. Authors from Canada found a higher incidence of neonatal complications and an increased incidence of fetal asphyxia in adolescent mothers, which they attribute to a lower socioeconomic status, inadequate prenatal care and inadequate gestational weight gain in adolescent pregnant women ( 41 ). The duration of

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