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Table 6 Conditions independently associated with higher severity (SMO: MNM + MD) among women aged 35 to 49 compared to women aged 20 to 34 years [n = 5,331]

From: Severe maternal morbidity and maternal near miss in the extremes of reproductive age: results from a national cross- sectional multicenter study

Variables Coefficient SE coeff. p PRadj[95% CI]
Infectious conditions 1.55 0.26 <0.001 4.71 [2.75–8.07]
Clinical surgical conditions 1.37 0.19 <0.001 3.94 [2.68–5.80]
Hemorrhagic conditions 1.12 0.26 <0.001 3.06 [1.81–5.18]
Any delay 0.71 0.09 <0.001 2.03 [1.70–2.42]
Another previous condition 0.80 0.12 <0.001 2.23 [1.75–2.84]
Previous condition: renal diseases 0.78 0.22 <0.002 2.17 [1.39–3.40]
Previous condition: diabetes 0.62 0.17 <0.002 1.87 [1.32–2.63]
Thalassemia/sickle cell disease 0.78 0.26 0.006 2.18 [1.28–3.70]
Previous condition: drug addiction 0.40 0.12 0.003 1.49 [1.15–1.92]
Prenatal care in another service 0.25 0.09 0.010 1.28 [1.07–1.53]
Age (35–49 years × 20–34) 0.22 0.08 0.007 1.25 [1.07–1.45]
Previous condition: obesity −0.52 0.14 <0.002 0.59 [0.44–0.80]
Marital status (no steady partner) −0.65 0.14 <0.001 0.52 [0.39–0.69]
Constant −3.51 0.22 <0.001  
  1. PRadj: prevalence ratio adjusted by cluster effect and also by variables shown to be significant in the final model.
  2. Multiple Poisson regression, controlled by: Age 2 (35–49 years: 1/ 20–34: 0); Ethnicity (Nonwhite: 1/Other: 0); Schooling (up to primary school: 1/Other: 0); Marital status (no steady partner: 1/Other: 0); BMI (Low weight, adequate: 0/overweight, obesity: 1); Prenatal care at the same service (Absent: 1/Present: 0); Previous clinical conditions (Yes: 1/No: 0); Chronic hypertension (Yes: 1/No: 0); Obesity (Yes: 1/No: 0); Low weight (Yes: 1/No: 0); Diabetes mellitus (Yes: 1/No: 0); Smoking (Yes: 1/No: 0); Cardiac diseases (Yes: 1/No: 0); Respiratory diseases (Yes: 1/No: 0); Renal diseases (Yes: 1/No: 0); Thalassemia/sickle cell anemia (Yes: 1/No: 0); HIV/AIDS (Yes: 1/No: 0); Thyroid diseases (Yes: 1/No: 0); Neurologic diseases/epilepsy (Yes: 1/No: 0); Collagenosis (Yes: 1/No: 0); Neoplasms (Yes: 1/No: 0); Other preexisting condition (Yes: 1/No: 0); Drug addiction (Yes: 1/No: 0); Parity (0/≥1: 1); Previous abortion (Yes: 1/No: 0); Previous Cesarean section (Yes: 1/No: 0); Time since last delivery (years); Number of prenatal visits (up to 5: 0/≥6: 1); hemorrhagic conditions (Yes: 1/No: 0); Hypertensive conditions (Yes: 1/No: 0); Infectious conditions (Yes: 1/No: 0); Clinical surgical conditions (Yes: 1/No: 0); Any delay (Yes: 1/No: 0).
  3. Brazil, 2009-2010.