Officials, media coverage, and prevention programs have assumed that fathers of infants born to US school-age (10-18 years old) mothers are school-age peers.
This study analyzes fathers'ages in 46 500 California births to school-age mothers in 1993, for which 85% of the fathers'ages were stated and whose distribution is similar to that less complete national samples.
Adult, postschool men father two thirds of the infants born to school-age mothers and average 4.2 years older than the senior-high mothers and 6.7 years older than the junior-high mothers.
The extensive involvement of adult males in both school-age mother-hood and its precursors represents a significant, undiscussed factor deserving greater attention.
Mots-clés Pascal : Adolescent, Homme, Femelle, Gestation, Epidémiologie, Age père, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Adolescent, Human, Female, Pregnancy, Epidemiology, Paternal age, California, United States, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0323616
Code Inist : 002B30A01A2. Création : 10/04/1997.