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Table 7 Multivariate analyses of predictors of perinatal 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: 10-19 298 1.43 0.89-2.30 0.141
Adult: >19 (ref.) 2797 1.00   
Work status     0.674
Student 743 0.73 0.30-1.79 0.491
Unemployed 97 0.85 0.37-1.97 0.711
Employed (ref.) 2255 1.00   
Matrimonial status     
Married (ref.) 1453 1.00   
Single* 1642 1.61 1.16-2.23 0.005
Referral status     
Referred case* 150 3.08 1.91-4.98 <0.001
Not-referred case (ref.) 2945 1.00   
Gravida     0.590
1st pregnancy 902 1.04 0.71-1.53 0.846
2-4th pregnancy (ref.) 1626 1.00   
5th pregnancy 568 1.33 0.77-2.30 0.304
Parity     0.002
1st delivery* 116 1.90 1.11-3.42 0.019
2-4th delivery (ref.) 2681 1.00   
5th delivery* 298 1.33 0.77-2.30 0.008
Gestational age (weeks)     
<37* 880 4.37 3.16-6.04 <0.001
37- < 42 (ref.) 2160 1.00   
42* 55 3.94 1.81-8.55 0.001
Delivery mode     
Vaginal (ref.) 3039 1.00   
Cesarean 56 0.44 0.10-1.87 0.265
Number of fetuses     
Singleton (ref.) 2927    
Multiple* 168 0.08 0.02-0.32 <0.001
Perineal state     0.479
Intact (ref.) 2358 1.00   
Episiotomy 258 1.08 0.59-1.95 0.806
Tear 479 1.31 0.85-2.03 0.226
  1. *Significant predictors.
  2. Ref.: reference categories.