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Table 6 Multivariate analyses of predictors of maternal death

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

Variables N AOR 95% CI Sig. (2 sided)
Age (years)     0.137
Adolescent: 10-19 300 0.00 0.00- 0.994
Adult: >19 (ref.) 2817 1.00   
Workstatus     
Student 747 0.23 0.02-2.84 0.251
Unemployed 98 0.35 0.07-1.75 0.201
Employed (ref.) 2272 1.00   
Matrimonial status     
Married (ref.) 1460 1.00   
Single 1657 0.83 0.31-2.23 0.707
Referral status     
Referred case* 150 4.60 1.37-15.48 0.014
Not-referred case (ref.) 2967 1.00   
Gravida     0.879
1st pregnancy 910 0.00 0.00- 0.990
2-4th pregnancy (ref.) 1636 1.00   
5th pregnancy 571 0.58 0.70-4.70 0.611
Parity     0.133
1st delivery 118 0.01 0.00- 0.996
2-4th delivery (ref.) 2698 1.00   
5th delivery* 301 8.64 1.05-70.79 0.045
Gestational age (weeks)     0.094
<37* 884 2.91 1.11-7.61 0.030
37- < 42 (ref.) 2178 1.00   
42 55 0.00 0.00 0.997
Delivery mode     
Vaginal 3061 1.00   
Cesarean 56 0.00 0.00 0.998
Number of fetuses     
Singleton (ref.) 2948 1.00   
Multiple 169 0.00 0.00- 0.995
Perineal state     0.818
Intact (ref.) 2378 1.00   
Episiotomy 258 1.73 0.21-14.13 0.607
Tear 481 0.79 0.17-3.63 0.757
  1. *Significant predictors.
  2. Ref.: reference categories.