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Table 5 Association between background characteristics and perinatal mortality among women in Matlab, Bangladesh 2005–2009

From: Association of antenatal care with facility delivery and perinatal survival – a population-based study in Bangladesh

Variables icddr,b service area Government service area
  No. of perinatal death (%) P-value* No. of perinatal death (%) P-value*
Age in year
<20 65 (3.5) <0.001 74 (4.9) <0.001
20 - 24 137 (3.3)   211 (5.3)  
25 - 34 253 (4.3)   347 (5.8)  
≥ 35 78 (6.1)   107 (8.2)  
Parity
0 274 (5.4) <0.001 377 (8.4) <0.001
1 -2 194 (3.0)   235 (4.0)  
>=3 65 (3.6)   127 (5.4)  
Education in year
0 132 (5.5) <0.001 191 (7) 0.002
1 – 5 128 (3.8)   241 (5.9)  
≥ 6 273 (3.6)   307 (5.2)  
Asset quintiles
1- poorest 97 (4.7) 0.274 139 (6.8) 0.100
2 83 (3.6)   120 (5.4)  
3 115 (4.2)   187 (6.3)  
4 119 (4.0)   154 (5.5)  
5- richest 119 (3.7)   139 (5.2)  
Gestational age in weeks
<37 220 (11.1) <0.001 273 (13.2) <0.001
≥ 37 312 (2.8)   466 (4.4)  
Delivery type
Vaginal 472 (4.0) 0.579 682 (6.8) 0.627
Cesarean section 58 (3.70)   54 (5.4)  
  1. * χ 2-test.