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Table 2 Risk factors of postpartum pyrexia (Multivariate analysis)

From: Determinants and aetiologies of postpartum pyrexia; a retrospective analysis in a tertiary health facility in the Littoral Region of Cameroon

FactorsP-valueAORConfidence Interval (95%)
ParityPrimipara0.1311.6830.856–3.311
Multipara 1 
Grand multipara0.0293.8781.149–13.120
ComorbidityHIVYes0.1352.3500.986–4.657
No 1 
DiabetesYes0.3561.6780.564–2.463
No 1 
Pre-eclampsiaYes0.0015.7102.401–13.583
No 1 
Number of ANCs<  40.0012.3791.321–6.975
4–80.0670.0790.213–1.875
> 8 1 
Hemoglobin level<  8 g/dl0.00123.9609.081–63.218
8.1–10 g/dl0.9970.0730.033–0.161
> 10 g/dl 1 
Duration of labour< 18 h 1 
> 18 h0.00126.7607.100–100.862
Number of VEs< 5 1 
5 and above0.00159.15121.463–163.019
Mode of deliveryVaginal 1 
Instrumental0.9770.2100.098–0.448
Caesarean section0.0011.1420.001–8977.799
TearsYes0.01345.1572.266–899.722
No 1 
  1. AOR Adjusted odd ratios, VE vaginal examination, ANC antenatal clinic