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Table 2 Characteristics of 200 participants tested for Group B Streptococcus in Amman, Jordan overall, and by confirmed GBS results

From: High prevalence of Group B Streptococcus colonization among pregnant women in Amman, Jordan

Participant characteristic Overall
(n=200)
Confirmed GBS
(n=39)
No confirmed GBS
(n=161)
p-value
Age, median (IQR) 27 (23-32) 28 (23-33) 27 (23-32) 0.83
Age, n (%)
 16-23 years 55 (27.5) 11 (28.2) 44 (27.3) 0.94
 24-32 years 97 (48.5) 18 (46.2) 79 (49.1)  
 33 years and older 48 (24.0) 10 (25.6) 38 (23.6)  
Education, n (%)
 Primary school or less 56 (28.1) 10 (25.6) 46 (28.8) 0.20
 Secondary school 115 (57.8) 20 (51.3) 95 (59.4)  
 Post-secondary school 28 (14.1) 9 (23.1) 19 (11.9)  
Nationality, n (%)
 Jordanian 177 (88.9) 35 (89.7) 142 (88.8) 0.86
 Other 22 (11.1) 4 (10.3) 18 (11.3)  
Gestational age at delivery (weeks), median (IQR) 38 (37-40) 38 (37-40) 38 (37-40) 0.56
Antenatal visits, median 9 (8-12) 9 (9-12) 9 (8-12) 0.47
Pre-pregnancy BMI, median (IQR) 24.1 (21.5-28.0) 24.7 (21.5-29.4) 23.8 (21.4-27.9) 0.41
Gravidity, median (IQR) 3 (2-5) 3 (2-4) 3 (2-5) 0.52
Parity, median (IQR) 2 (1-3) 2 (1-3) 2 (1-3) 0.62
  1. p-value testing the difference between participants with confirmed GBS (n=39) and without confirmed GBS (n=161)
  2. Excludes missing values: education (n=1); nationality (n=1); BMI (n=1); gestational age (n=2); antenatal visits (n=1); BMI (n=1); parity (n=38)