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Table 3 Maternal determinants associated with LBW and PTB (N = 203)

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

t3.1   Birth weight Gestational age
t3.2   <  2500 g ≥ 2500 g p-value OR(95%CI) < 37wks ≥ 37wks p-value OR(95%CI)
t3.3 Age N (%) N (%)    N (%) N (%)   
t3.4 <  20 yr 4 (8.7) 42 (91.3) 0.416*   14 (31.1) 31 (68.9) 0.005  
t3.5 20–34 8 (6.6) 114(93.4)    14 (11.5) 108 (88.5)   
t3.6 ≥ 35 yr 4 (13.3) 26 (86.7)   2 (6.7) 28 (93.3)   
t3.7 Ethnicity         
t3.8 Tribal 8 (8.3) 87 (91.7) 0.899 1.07 (0.38–2.97) 9 (9.4) 87 (90.6) 0.026 0.39(0.17–0.91)
t3.9 Indigenous 8 (7.8) 94 (92.2)    21 (20.8) 80 (79.2)   
t3.10 ANC visits        
t3.11 <  8 2(3.6) 54 (96.4) 0.350*   18 (32.1) 38 (67.9) < 0.001 5.49(2.33–12.93)
t3.12 ≥ 8 11(8.7) 115 (91.3)    10 (7.9) 116 (92.1)   
t3.13 Parity         
t3.14 ≤ 1 8 (10.8) 66 (89.2) 0.195 1.99 (0.69–5.74) 19 (26.0) 54 (74.0) < 0.001 3.94(1.72–9.05)
t3.15 >  1 7 (5.7) 115 (94.3)    10 (8.2) 112(91.8)   
  1. ANC Antenatal care, OR Odds ratio; * Fisher’s exact test
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