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Table 1 Characteristics pregnant women receiving antenatal care in the interior of Suriname (N = 204)

From: Adequate antenatal care and ethnicity affect preterm birth in pregnant women living in the tropical rainforest of Suriname

t1.1 Variable N = 204 (%) Mean ± SD N (%) Mean ± SD N (%) Mean ± SD p-value
t1.2 Age (years)     Tribal (N = 100)   Indigenous(N = 104)   
t1.3 Mean    26 ± 7.24   28 ± 7.37   25 ± 6.85  
t1.4 <  20 46 22.5   16 (16)   30 (28.8)   p = 0.041
t1.5 20–34 125 61.3   62 (62)   63 (60.6)   
t1.6 ≥ 35 33 16.2   22 (22)   11 (10.6)   
t1.7 ANC no. of visits         
t1.8 Mean    7.9 ± 2.2   8 ± 2.3   7.6 ± 2.1  
t1.9 <  8 60 29.4   24 (24)   36 (34.6)   p = 0.103
t1.10 ≥ 8 126 61.8   65 (65)   61 (58.7)   
t1.11 Missing 18 8.8   11 (11.0)   7 (6.7)   
t1.12 Parity         
t1.13 Mean    2.7 ± 2.2   3 ± 2.5   2 ± 1.8  
t1.14 <  1 38 18.6   14 (14.0)   24 (23.0)   p = 0.178
t1.15 ≥ 1 163 79.7   84 (84.0)   79 (76.0)   
t1.16 Missing 3 1.5   2 (2.0)   1 (1.0)   
  1. ANC Antenatal care, SD Standard deviation.
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