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Table 2 Socio-demographic profiles and bivariable logistic regression

From: Puerperal sepsis, the leading cause of maternal deaths at a Tertiary University Teaching Hospital in Uganda

Variable Cases n(%) Controls n(%) COR (95 % CI) p-value
Age     
a) 15–24 50 (36.0) 203 (48.7) 1.9 (0.9–3.8) 0.079
b) 25–34 71 (51.1) 177 (42.4) reference  
c) >34 34 (12.9) 37 (8.9) 2.8 (0.9–9.5) 0.089
Education level     
a) Post-Primary 53 (38.1) 254 (60.9) reference 0.085
b) Primary or no education 86 (61.9) 163 (39.1) 1.7 (0.9–3.1)
Residence type     
a) Urban 30 (21.6) 273 (65.5) reference <0.001
b) Rural 109 (78.4) 144 (34.5) 4.5 (2.4–8.3)
Marital status     
a) Married 115 (82.7) 340 (81.5) reference 0.998
b) Not Married 24 (17.3) 77 (18.5) 1.0 (0.4–2.4)
Referral status     
a) No 50 (36) 326 (78.2) reference <0.001
b) Yes 89 (64) 91 (21.8) 5.4 (2.9–10.0)
HIV sero-status     
a) Negative 91 (65.5) 352 (84.4) reference 0.001
b) Positive 48 (34.5) 65 (15.6) 3.4 (1.6–6.9)
Parity     
a) Primi-para 45 (32.4) 132 (31.7) reference  
b) Multi-para 57 (41.0) 168 (40.3) 1.2 (0.5–2.4) 0.712
c) Grand Multi-para 37 (26.6) 117 (28.1) 0.6 (0.2–1.4) 0.212
Antenatal Care attendance     
a) Yes 79 (56.8) 318 (76.3) reference <0.001
b) No 60 (43.2) 99 (23.7) 3.6 (1.8–7.0)
Delays     
a) Delay-1     
 Yes 8 (5.8) 116 (27.8) 32.6 (13.5–78.6) <0.001
 No 131 (94.2) 301 (72.2) Reference
b) Delay-2     
 Yes 32 (23) 107 (77) 255 (61.2) 1.4 (0.7–2.8) 0.281
 No   162 (38.8) reference
c) Delay-3     
 Yes 81 (58.3) 293 (70.3) 0.9 (0.5–1.7) 0.811
 No 58 (41.7) 124 (29.7) reference