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Table 1 Maternal and infant characteristics of all births in Kaniyambadi, South India and Nova Scotia, Canada, 1986 to 2005.

From: Perinatal outcomes in a South Asian setting with high rates of low birth weight

  Kaniyambadi Nova Scotia
  Number Percent Number Percent
Total births 49,806 100.0 208,020 100.0
Maternal age     
   < 20 years 9,364 18.8 15,715 7.6
   20–24 years 25,469 51.1 47,010 22.6
   25–29 years 12,069 24.2 70,775 34.0
   30–34 years 2,264 4.6 53,466 25.7
   35–39 years 581 1.2 18,461 8.9
   ≥ 40 years 57 0.1 2,593 1.3
Parity     
   0 20,798 41.8 92,337 44.4
   1–2 24,777 49.8 103,602 49.8
   3–4 3,679 7.4 10,737 5.2
   ≥ 5 552 1.1 1,323 0.6
Previous cesarean delivery 1,220 2.5 22,093 10.6
Previous perinatal death 2,461 4.9 3,139 1.5
Multiple births 545 1.1 5,113 2.5
  1. Subjects with missing information excluded from rate calculations