To examine parental demographic characteristics by adult (>= 20 years at baby's conception) and teenage (<20 years at baby's conception) paternity in births to very young adolescents (<15 years at baby's conception).
This was a population-based, retrospective cohort analysis of all 12,317 very young adolescent mothers residing in California with a first singleton live birth during 1993-1995.
Risks for adult, compared to teenage, paternity were evaluated using multivariate logistic regression.
Adult fathers, responsible for 26.7% of births to very young adolescents, were a mean of 8.8 years older than the mother.
The risk factors for adult compared to adolescent paternity were as follows : father's educational attainment of at least 3 years below that considered adequate for his age [adjusted odds ratio (AOR)=8.34], father's (AOR=2.46) or mother's (AOR=1.36) educational attainment 1-2 years below that considered adequate for their age, mother's birthplace outside the United States (AOR=3.12), and father's Hispanic ethnicity (AOR=1.60) or African-American race (AOR=1.50).
Adult fathers were responsible for over one quarter of the births in our study.
Adolescent pregnancy prevention focusing on younger adolescents must programmatically address adult paternity. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Mère, Adolescent, Homme, Femelle, Facteur risque, Age père, Paternité, Adulte, Etude comparative, Ethnie
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Mother, Adolescent, Human, Female, Risk factor, Paternal age, Paternity, Adult, Comparative study, Ethnic group
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0341824
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 14/12/1999.