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Table 2 Parity and pregnancy duration in adolescent parturients compared to their adult counterparts

From: Outcome of deliveries among adolescent girls at the Yaoundé central hospital

Variable Adolescent parturients (10–19 years) Non-adolescent parturients (≥20 years) Sig. (p-value) OR (95% CI) Entire study sample
   n (%) n (%)    N (%)
Gravida Mean ± SD 1.29 ± 0.63 3.13 ± 2.01 <0.001   27.34 ± 6.03
Range 1-5 1-21    1-21
Primigravida 390 (76.5) 1085 (23.4) <0.001 7.81 (6.28-9.72) 1475 (28.7)
2-4 118 (23.1) 2565 (55.4) 1.00 2683 (52.2)
5 2 (0.4) 977 (21.1) 0.04 (0.01-0.18) 979 (19.1)
Parity Mean ± SD 1.90 ± 0.30 2.08 ± 0.37 <0.001   2.28 ± 1.64
Range 1-7 0-12    0-12
0 (primip) 50(9.8) 148 (3.2) <0.001 2.91 (2.09-4.07) 198 (3.9)
1-4 459 (90.0) 3959 (85.7) 1.00 4418 (86.1)
5 1 (0.2) 515 (11.1) 0.02 (0.002-0.12) 516 (10.1)
Pregnancy gestation (weeks) Mean ± SD 38.13 ± 3.19 38.46 ± 2.72 0.050   38.43 ± 2.77
Range 28-44 28-46   1.31 (1.04-1.66) 28-46
28-36 110 (29.3) 897 (24.5) 0.007 1.00 1007 (25.0)
37-41 252 (67.2) 2694 (73.7) 2.11 (1.15-3.87) 2946 (73.1)
42 13 (3.5) 66 (1.8)    79 (2.0)
Referral status Referred 36 (6.4) 233 (4.3) 0.020 1.53 (1.07-2.20) 269 (4.5)
Non-referred 524 (93.6) 5204 (95.7) 5728 (95.5)
Preterm delivery Yes 110 (29.3) 897 (24.5) 0.041 1.28 (1.01-1.62) 1007 (25.0)
No 265 (70.3) 2760 (75.5) 3025 (75.0)
Post-term delivery Yes 13 (4.9) 66 (2.4) 0.014 2.11 (1.46-3.87) 79 (2.6)
  No 252 (95.5) 2694 (97.6)    2946 (97.4)