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Table 3 Unadjusted prevalence of low birthweight by maternal or paternal educational level amongst different racial groups

From: Racial discrepancies in the association between paternal vs. maternal educational level and risk of low birthweight in Washington State

  All Races Whites Blacks Asians Hispanics All Non-White
  OR* 95%CI † OR * 95% CI † OR* 95% CI † OR* 95% CI † OR* 95% CI † OR* 95% CI †
Maternal Education‡             
<12 1.59 1.47–1.70 1.99 1.82–2.17 0.90 0.56–1.45 1.05 0.80–1.38 0.99 0.70–1.39 0.96 0.82–1.12
12 1.29 1.23–1.37 1.33 1.25–1.42 1.10 0.83–1.46 1.06 0.87–1.28 1.12 0.78–1.60 1.06 0.92–1.21
13–15 1.16 1.09–1.23 1.15 1.08–1.23 1.08 0.81–1.43 1.09 0.90–1.33 1.33 0.92–1.94 1.12 0.98–1.29
> = 16 1.00 Referent 1.00 Referent 1.00 Referent 1.00 Referent 1.00 Referent 1.0 Referent
Paternal Education‡             
<12 1.58 1.47–1.69 1.88 1.72–2.06 0.96 0.58–1.57 1.23 0.91–1.66 0.97 0.72–1.31 1.06 0.91–1.24
12 1.37 1.30–1.45 1.41 1.32–1.50 0.96 0.74–1.25 1.10 0.91–1.33 1.11 0.81–1.52 1.10 0.97–1.26
13–15 1.21 1.14–1.28 1.23 1.15–1.31 0.84 0.63–1.11 1.19 0.98–1.45 1.00 0.70–1.43 1.04 0.90–1.14
> = 16 1.00 Referent 1.00 Referent 1.00 Referent 1.0 Referent 1.00 Referent 1.00 Referent
  1. Columns are separated by maternal race. "Non-white" includes infants whose mother was black, Asian, Hispanic, Native American or "other". Odds ratios for non-whites were adjusted for maternal race. * OR: odds ratio. † 95% CI: 95% confidence interval. ‡Years of education completed.