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Table 4 Bivariate analysis of potential anthropometric predictors of low birth weight in deliveries in the Buea Regional Hospital, January – March 2013

From: Low birth weight in a sub-urban area of Cameroon: an analysis of the clinical cut-off, incidence, predictors and complications

Predictors   Total LBW LBW Odds ratio 95 % CI p-value
N n (%)
Maternal height (N = 199) ≥ 150 cm 190 33 17.4 1.0   
  < 150 cm 9 4 44.4 3.8 1.0 – 14.9 0.06
Weight gain in pregnancy (N = 131) > 10 kg 85 10 11.8 1.0   
  ≤ 10 kg 46 16 34.8 4.0 1.6 – 9.8 <0.01
Pre-delivery BMI (N = 199) ≥ 25 kg/m2 169 24 14.2 1.0   
  < 25 kg/m2 30 13 43.3 4.6 2.0 – 10.7 <0.01
  1. LBW Low Birth Weight, BMI Body mass index