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Table 4 Fetal vitality postpartum and maternal mortality

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

Variable Adolescent parturients (10–19 years) Non-adolescent parturients (≥20 years) Sig. (2p-value) OR (95% CI) Entire study sample
   n (%) n (%)    N (%)
Apgar score at 1st minute Mean ± SD 7.09 ± 2.77 7.69 ± 2.38 <0.001 n.a 7.63 ± 2.43
Apgar score at 5th minute Mean ± SD 8.45 ± 3.06 8.94 ± 2.50 <0.001 n.a 8.89 ± 2.56
Apparent fetal death a Yes 63 (12.4) 352 (7.6) <0.001 1.75* (1.25-2.47) 415 (8.1)
No 445 (87.6) 4251 (92.4) 4696 (91.9)
Perinatal fetal death b Yes 53 (10.4) 292 (6.3) 0.001 1.69* (1.17-2.45) 345 (6.7)
No 456 (89.6) 4312 (93.7) 4768 (93.3)
Maternal mortality Deaths 2 43   0.45 (0.11-1.86) 45
Maternal mortality rate c 400 800 0.435 n.a 800
  Maternal mortality ratio d 415 940   n.a 890
  1. a Apparent death: Apgar 03 1st minute after birth b Perinatal death: Apgar 0 after resuscitation efforts of at least 5 minutes.
  2. c per 100,000 parturientswho delivered during the study period.
  3. d per 100,000 live births registered during the study period.
  4. *Adjusted for occupation, referral status, mode of delivery, mode of vaginal delivery and number of gestas (singleton versus multiple pregnancies).
  5. n.a: not applicable.