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Environmental and Biological Factors Influencing Infant’s Low Birth Weight in Teenage Mothers: A Systematic Review
Seyedeh Samira Mokhlesi1, Masomeh Simbar *2, Fatemeh Dabiri3, Reza Heidarifar4
1- Qom Branch, Islamic Azad University
2- Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences , msimbari@yahoo.com
3- Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences
4- Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences
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Background and Objectives: Pregnancy in low age has been proposed as one of the important factors causing risks and adverse outcomes. One of these complications is low birth weight (LBW), which is an important health indicator in any countries. In this study, texts related to Environmental and Biological Factors Influencing Infant’s Low Birth Weight in teenage mothers was reviewed.

Methods: In the present study, articles indexed in the databases Pubmed, Science Direct, Scopus, Google Scholar, SID, Magiran, were used.

Results: In the present study, a total of 22 articles related to teenage pregnancy and low birth weight were studied. Also, all factors influencing infants’ low birth weight in teenegers were evaluated in the areas of biological and environmental factors.

Conclusion: The results of the present study showed that environmental and biological parameters are factors influencing low birth weight in teenage pregnancy. Thus, to reduce social problem of low birth weight and to improve this indicator in both environmental and biological issues, health intervention is necessary.

Keywords: Adolescent, Infant, Low birth weight, Biological factor
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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: داخلی
Received: 2016/02/17 | Accepted: 2016/02/17 | Published: 2016/02/17
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Mokhlesi S S, Simbar M, Dabiri F, Heidarifar R. Environmental and Biological Factors Influencing Infant’s Low Birth Weight in Teenage Mothers: A Systematic Review. Qom Univ Med Sci J 2016; 9 (11) :83-92
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