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Table 4 Foetal outcomes of adolescent deliveries

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

Outcome Adolescent (Age < 20 years) Adult (Age ≥ 20 years) OR (95% CI) p – value
Low birthweight
 Yes, n (%) 35 (9.8) 84 (5.9) 1.7 (1.1–2.6) 0.009
 No, n (%) 324 (90.2) 1329 (94.1)   
High birthweight
 Yes, n (%) 10 (2.8) 94 (6.7) 0.4 (0.2–0.9) 0.004
 No, n (%) 349 (97.2) 1320 (93.3)   
Neonatal asphyxia (5th min Apgar)
 Yes, n (%) 24 (6.7) 31 (2.2) 3.2 (1.9–5.5) <0.001
 No, n (%) 335 (93.3) 1379 (97.8)   
Stillbirth
 Yes, n (%) 7 (1.9) 18 (1.3) 1.5 (0.6–3.7) 0.233
 No, n (%) 360 (98.1) 1417 (98.7)   
Preterm deliveries
 Yes, n (%) 102 (30.6) 436 (33.2) 0.9 (0.7–1.2) 0.396
 No, n (%) 231 (69.4) 878 (66.8)   
Post-term deliveries
 Yes, n (%) 22 (6.6) 58 (64.4) 1.5 (0.9–2.5) 0.067
 No, n (%) 311 (93.4) 1259 (95.6)   
  1. OR odd’s ratio, CI confidence interval, n frequency