Acta Medica Medianae
CHILD DELIVERIES AND THEIR DEMOGRAPHIC
Slavko KRSTIĆ, Dragana KRSTIĆ, Milivoje POPOVIĆ, Svetlana MILENKOVIĆ and Biljana LjUBIĆ
Medical Center, Leskovac
In the period from 1982 to 1999 at the territory of the Jablanica county the overall number of child deliveries decreased from 3056 to 2295. At the same time, the number of adolescents giving birth increased for 2 to 3%. With the Romanies the number of deliveries increased on the whole, while with the adolescent girls the number increased for 3%. Therefore, the number of deliveries declined only regarding the mature Serbian girls whose number was smaller for 824. In the given period the number of the artificially completed deliveries increased as related, among other things, with the increased body mass at birth. The results of the adolescents' deliveries lead us to conclude that adolescence is not a period suitable for child-birth. Likewise, the number of congenital anomalies does not justify the routine cytogenetic fetus analysis otherwise recommended to them.
Key words: Adolescence, pregnancy, child delivery