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Table 5 Preeclampsia and associated factors among pregnant women attending the University of Gondar Comprehensive Specialized Hospital antenatal care unit, 2021 (n = 126)

From: The value of eosinophil count in the diagnosis of preeclampsia among pregnant women attending the University of Gondar Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia, 2021

Variable Category Group COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI) P Value
Preeclampsia n (%) Normotensive n (%)
Age in years 18 – 28 32 (45.1) 39 (54.9) 1 1 0.633a
 > 28 31 (56.4) 24 (43.6) 1.57 (0.78 – 3.2) 0.78 (0.28 – 2.15)
BMI in kg/m2  < 25 57 (54.3) 48 (45.7) 2.97 (1.07 – 8.25) 1.42 (0.46 – 4.22) 0.548a
 ≥ 25 6 (28.6) 15 (71.4) 1 1
Eosinophil count cells/µL  ≤ 55 32 (69.6) 14 (30.4) 3.61 (1.67 – 7.82) 3.76 (1.53 – 9.22) 0.004a
 > 55 31 (38.7) 49 (61.3) 1 1
Gravidity Primagravida 21 (47.7) 23 (52.3) 1 - 0.709b
Multigravida 42 (51.2) 40 (48.8) 1.15 (0.55 – 2.39) -
Parity Nulliparous 21(44.7) 26 (55.3) 1 1 -
Primiparous 15 (42.9) 20 (57.1) 0.93 (0.38 – 2.24) 0.99 (0.38 – 2.58) 0.983a
Multiparous 27 (61.4) 17 (38.6) 1.97 (0.85 – 4.54) 2.23 (0.91 – 5.46) 0.078a
AST Normal 27 (42.9) 58 (92.1) 1    < 0.001a
High 36 (57.1) 5 (7.9) 15.47 (5.46 – 43.8) 14.86 (4.97—44.4)
ALT Normal 44 (69.8) 62 (98.4) - -  < 0.001c
High 19 (30.2) 1(1.6) - -
  1. COR Crude odds ratio, AOR Adjusted odds ratio
  2. a adjusted odds ratio p-value
  3. b crude odds ratio p-value
  4. c Fischer exact test p-value