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Characteristics of social support among teenage, optimal age, and advanced age women in Canada: An analysis of the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth

TitleCharacteristics of social support among teenage, optimal age, and advanced age women in Canada: An analysis of the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsKim, T. H. M., Rotondi M., Connolly J., and Tamim H.
JournalMaternal and Child Health Journal
Volume21
Pages1417 - 1427
Date PublishedJune
Keywordsadvanced age women, maternal age, optimal age women, primiparous, social support, teens
Abstract

Background Social support is highly valued and beneficial for women, especially after childbirth. The objective was to examine the differences of social support reported among teen, optimal age, and advanced age women, and to identify the characteristics associated with social support separately for each age group. Methods This was a cross-sectional analysis of the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth. Primiparous women with infants were grouped into: teen (15-19 years), optimal age (20-34 years), and advanced age (35 years and older). The outcome was social support (Social Provisions Scale), and demographic, socio-economic, health, community, and infant characteristics were considered for stepwise linear regression, separately for the groups. Results Total of 455,022 mothers was analyzed. Teens had the lowest social support (Mean = 17.56) compared to other groups (Means = 19.07 and 19.05; p

URLhttps://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10995-016-2249-9
DOI10.1007/s10995-016-2249-9
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