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Table 5 Comparison of maternal and foetal outcomes between single and married adolescents

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

Outcome Single adolescent Married adolescent OR (95% CI) p-value
Second – fourth degree perineal tear
 Yes, n (%) 17 (7.8) 15 (10.1) 0.8 (0.4–1.6) 0.456
 No, n (%) 202 (92.2) 134 (89.9)   
Low birthweight
 Yes, n (%) 26 (12.2) 9 (6.2) 2.1 (0.9–4.7) 0.070
 No, n (%) 187 (87.8) 137 (93.8)   
Neonatal asphyxia at 5th minute of life
 Yes, n (%) 15 (7.0) 9 (6.2) 0.9 (0.4–2.0) 0.832
 No, n (%) 198 (93.0) 137 (93.8)   
  1. OR odd’s ratio, CI confidence interval, n frequency