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Table 3 Maternal outcomes of study participants

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 (%)
Mode of delivery Vaginal 462 (83.4) 4583 (85.4) 0.207 1.16 (0.92-1.47) 5045 (85.2)
Cesarean 92 (16.6) 784 (14.6) 876 (14.8)
Instrumental vagina delivery Yes 7 (1.5) 50 (1.1) 0.411 1.40 (0.63-3.09) 57 (1.1)
No 455 (98.5) 4533 (98.9) 4988 (98.9)
Instrumental delivery types Forceps 7 (100.0) 47 (94.0) 1.000 n.a 54 (94.7)
Vacuum extractor 0 (0.0) 3 (6.0) 3 (5.3)
Perineum after delivery Intact 280 (69.5) 2865 (76.7) <0.001 1.00 3145 (76.0)
Episiotomy 60 (14.9) 281 (7.5) 2.19 (1.61-2.96) 341 (8.2)
Tear 63 (15.6) 587 (15.7) 1.10 (0.82-1.46) 650 (15.7)
Episiotomy done Yes 60 (14.9) 281 (7.5) <0.001 2.15 (1.59-2.90) 341 (8.2)
No 343 (85.1) 3452 (92.5) 3795 (91.8)
Perineal tears Yes 63 (15.6) 587 (15.7) 0.962 0.99 (0.75-1.32) 650 (15.7)
No 340 (84.4) 3146 (84.3) 3486 (84.3)
Tear degree 1st degree 59 (93.7) 567 (96.6) 0.278 n.a 626 (96.3)
2nd degree 4 (6.3) 19 (9.2) 23 (3.5)
3rd degree 0 (0.0) 1 (0.2) 1 (0.2)
Blood loss (cc) Mean ± SD 494.29 ± 70.48 499.07 ± 102.06 0.391   498.53 ± 99.34
500 344 (98.6) 3310 (98.0) 0.437 0.70 (0.28-1.74) 3654 (98.0)
  > 500 5 (1.4) 69 (2.0)    74 (2.0)
  1. n.a: not applicable.