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Table 8 Adjusted odds ratios of factors associated with obstetric complications or near misses among women with live births or stillbirths

From: Risk factors for reported obstetric complications and near misses in rural northwest Bangladesh: analysis from a prospective cohort study

Independent variables Live births or stillbirths (n = 26,903)
Biological factors  
Age 18–35 years (ref)  
 Age <18 years 1.19***
 Age >35 years 1.25***
Parity 1–2 (ref)  
 Nulliparity 1.12**
 Parity > 2 1.10
No previous stillbirth or miscarriage (ref)  
 Adverse obstetric history 1.17***
MUAC ≥ 21.5 cm (ref)  
 MUAC < 21.5 cm 1.05
Socioeconomic factors  
Wealth index – Lowest quartile (ref)  
 Wealth index - 2nd quartile 1.02
 Wealth index - 3rd quartile 0.99
 Wealth index - Highest quartile 1.00
Maternal illiteracy (ref)  
 Maternal literacy 1.06
Psychosocial factors  
Both partners wanted pregnancy (ref)  
 Only one partner wanted pregnancy 1.03
 Neither partner wanted pregnancy 1.19***
Place of delivery  
Home (ref)  
 Health facility 0.90*
  1. Results are adjusted by year and season of pregnancy outcome. ANC data available on women with live births only.
  2. *p-value <0.05.
  3. **p-value <0.01.
  4. ***p-value <0.001.