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Table 2 Characteristics of the study population

From: Adolescent deliveries in rural Cameroon: an 8-year trend, prevalence and adverse maternofoetal outcomes

Variable Adolescent, N (%) = 368 (20.4) Adult, N (%) = 1435 (79.6) Total N (%) = 1803 (100)
Early adolescent, N (%) = 57 (15.5%) Late adolescent, N (%) = 311 (84.5)
Marital status
 Single 47 (82.5) 171 (55.0) 220 (15.4) 439 (24.5)
 Married 10 (17.5) 140 (45.0) 1207 (84.6) 1356 (75.5)
Gravidity (n = 1760)
 Primigravida 52 (91.2) 230 (75.2) 153 (11.0) 434 (24.7)
 Multigravida 5 (8.8) 76 (24.8) 769 (55.0) 850 (48.3)
 Grand multigravida 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 478 (34.0) 478 (27.0)
Parity (n = 1761)
 Primiparous 53 (93.0) 232 (75.8) 162 (11.6) 447 (25.4)
 Multiparous 4 (7.0) 74 (24.2) 764 (54.6) 842 (47.8)
 Grand multiparous 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 472 (33.8) 472 (26.8)
Gestational age (n = 1647)
 Term 28 (54.9) 181 (64.2) 820 (62.4) 1029 (62.5)
 Preterm 21 (41.2) 81 (28.7) 436 (33.2) 538 (32.7)
 Post term 2 (3.9) 20 (7.1) 58 (4.4) 80 (4.8)
Mode of delivery (n = 1802)
 Vaginal 57 (100.0) 308 (99.4) 1421 (99.0) 1786 (99.1)
 Caesarean 0 (0.0) 2 (0.6) 14 (1.0) 16 (0.9)
Maternal HIV status
 Positive 1 (1.7) 10 (3.2) 70 (4.9) 81 (4.5)
 Negative 56 (98.3) 301 (96.8) 1362 (95.1) 1719 (95.5)
Gender of infant
 Male 36 (45.6) 157 (50.5) 729 (61.0) 911 (51.1)
 Female 31 (54.4) 154 (49.5) 701 (49.0) 886 (48.9)
  1. HIV human immunodeficiency virus, N frequency