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Table 2 Bivariate analysis of anthropometric characteristics of study participants, Brong Ahafo Region, 2016

From: Determinants of low birth weight in neonates born in three hospitals in Brong Ahafo region, Ghana, 2016- an unmatched case-control study

Variables Cases(N = 120)
N (%)
Controls (N = 240)
N (%)
OR 95% CI p-value
Mothers height(m)
 1.46 m or above (normal) 103 (97.2) 221 (97.8) 1   ref
 Below 1.46 m(short) 3 (2.8) 5 (2.2) 1.29 0.20–6.75 0.50 ˄
Mothers weight
 45 kg and above 107 (97.3) 219 (96.5) 1   ref
 Below 45 kg 3 (2.7) 8 (3.5) 0.77 0.13–3.27 0.50 ˄
BMI of mother (kg/m2)
 18.5–24.9 (normal) 58 (56.9) 138 (63.3) 1   ref
 Below 18.5 (underweight) 3 (2.9) 13 (6.0) 0.55 0.15–2.01 0.36
 Above 24.9(obese) 41 (40.2) 67 (30.7) 1.46 0.89–2.40 0.14
  1. ˄-fischer exact p-value