In the United States the high rate of adolescent pregnancy is a cause for a concern. Previous research indicates that infants born to adolescent parents have negative social outcomes and are prone to repeat the cycle. For this reason, it is necessary and important to lower the adolescent pregnancy rates. The study examines factors that influence adolescent pregnancy and respondents' age when the first child was born (i.e., teenage pregnancy), consumption of alcohol, and sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing. The 2005 CHIS adult data set was used for the analysis; the sample used included only women less than 20 years of age at the time of interview (N = 390). There were no statistically significant findings, probably due to the small sample size.
|Commitee:||Erlyana, Erlyana, Sinay, Tony|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|Department:||Health Care Administration|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 54/04M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Health care management|
|Keywords:||Adolescent pregnancy, Age when the first child was born, Chis, Consumption of alcohol, Stds and stis, Teenage pregnancy|
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