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Table 7 NBU admission and maternal clinical characteristics and birth weight, using Fisher Exact test or chi-square test

From: Maternal and perinatal outcomes in women with eclampsia by mode of delivery at Riley mother baby hospital: a longitudinal case-series study

Clinical Characteristics NBU admission p-value OR p-value 95%CI
No (n = 35) Yes (n = 18)
No. % No. %
Medical History
 None# 34 97.1 18 100.0 FEp = 1.000
 Chronic HTN 1 2.9 0 0.0
Clinical presentation or complaint
 Epigastric pain 15 42.9 7 38.9 0.781 0.8 0.781 0.3–2.7
 Coma 4 11.4 1 5.6 FEp = 0.651 0.5 0.498 0.0–4.4
 Lower limbs oedema 12 34.3 6 33.3 0.945 0.9 0.945 0.3–3.2
 Headache 21 60.0 13 72.2 0.380 1.7 0.382 0.5–5.9
 Blurred vision 4 11.4 2 11.1 FEp = 1.000 0.9 0.972 0.2–5.9
 Convulsions 31 88.6 17 94.4 FEp = 0.651 0.5 0.498 0.0–4.4
Obstetric history
 Nulliparous 19 54.3 4 22.2 0.026*
 Multiparous (≤ 4 births) 11 31.4 14 77.8 0.001* 6.0 0.008* 1.6–23.0
 Grand-Multiparous (≥5 b) 5 14.3 0 0.0 FEp = 0.153
History of pregnancy loss
 Yes 4 11.4 4 22.2 FEp = 0.421 0.5 0.306 0.1–2.1
 No# 31 88.6 14 77.8
Gestational period at time of enrollment
 Intrapartum # 1 2.9 0 0.0 FEp = 1.000
 Postpartum 34 97.1 18 100.0
ANC visit attendance
 Yes 31 88.6 18 100.0 FEp = 0..287
 No# 4 11.4 0 0.0
Birth weight      MCp = 0.364    
  < 1000 g 1 2.9 3 16.7 5.0 0.239 0.3–72.8
 1000 g–1500 g 12 34.3 5 27.8 0.7 0.687 0.1–4.1
 1600 g–2400 g 17 48.6 7 38.9 0.7 0.661 0.1–3.7
 2500 g–4000 g# 5 14.3 3 16.7