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Table 3 Distribution of medical and obstetrics characteristics among mothers of cases and controls in public health facilities of Dessie Town, Northeast Ethiopia, 2017

From: A health facility based case-control study on determinants of low birth weight in Dassie town, Northeast Ethiopia: the role of nutritional factors

Variables Cases Controls Total
N (%) N (%) N (%)
Parity
 Primigravida 50 (53.8) 100 (53.8) 150 (53.8)
 Multipara 43 (46.2) 86 (46.2) 129 (46.2)
History of abortion
 Yes 22 (23.7) 22 (11.8) 44 (15.8)
 No 71 (76.3) 164 (88.2) 235 (84.2)
History of preterm delivery
 Yes 10 (10.8) 5 (2.7) 15 (5.4)
 No 83 (89.2) 181 (97.3) 264 (94.6)
ANC follow up
 Yes 83 (89.2) 180 (96.8) 263 (94.3)
 No 10 (10.8) 6 (3.2) 16 (5.7)
HIV status
 Reactive 5 (5.4) 4 (2.2) 9 (3.2)
 Non- reactive 88 (94.6) 182 (97.8) 270 (96.8)
Pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH)
 Yes 9 (9.7) 12 (6.5) 21 (7.5)
 No 84 (90.3) 174 (93.5) 258 (92.5)
Type of pregnancy
 Planned and wanted 66 (71.0) 149 (80.1) 215 (77.1)
 Unplanned but wanted 23 (24.7) 32 (17.2) 55 (19.7)
 Unplanned and unwanted 4 (4.3) 5 (2.7) 9 (3.2)