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SOUZA, Welyton Paraíba da Silva et al. Late pregnancy: correlations between socio-demographic, gestational and social support. Bol. psicol [online]. 2016, vol.66, n.144, pp. 47-59. ISSN 0006-5943.

Late-age pregnancy is gestation that occurs around age 35 or older. A social support is a dynamic and complex process involving interactions between individuals and their social networks. The general aim of this research was to investigate possible relationships between social support and socio-demographic and gestational variables in late-age pregnants. Cross-sectional co-relational and descriptive research was conducted with 150 late-age pregnant women in Basic Health Units. The instruments used were: Structured Questionnaire (demographic and gestational data) and the Scale of Social Support. Most of the interviewed women had low income and education, were in average 37,5 (±2,6) years, had not planned the pregnancy (60.7%). High indicators of global social support, material, emotional, affective, information and positive social interaction prevailed. And none of the socio-demographic and gestational variables showed statistically significant correlations with the global social support

Keywords : Late-age pregnancy; social support; co-relational study; health unit care.

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