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Table 1 Distribution of study variables by maternal age at delivery

From: Adolescent pregnancy and linear growth of infants: a birth cohort study in rural Ethiopia

Variables Maternal age in years  
15–19 (n = 387) 20–24 (n = 1036) p-value
Maternal education
 no formal education 86 (22.2) 372 (35.9) < 0.001*
 primary 273 (70.5) 566 (54.6)
 secondary & above 28 (7.2) 98 (9.5)
Wealth index
 Lowest 152 (39.3) 377 (36.4) 0.60
 Middle 109 (28.2) 304 (29.3)
 Highest 126 (32.6) 355 (34.3)
iron-folic acid intake, (> 90 days) 113 (29.2) 326 (31.5) 0.41
Illness in previous 2 weeks 223 (57.6) 647 (62.5) 0.09
infant sex, (male) 187 (48.3) 517 (49.9) 0.60
Mean(±SD) length (cm)
 At birth 49.32 (2.26) 49.53 (2.21)  
 3rd month 60.52 (2.40) 60.87 (2.62)
 6th month 65.54 (2.68) 65.71 (2.71)
 9th month 69.12 (2.62) 68.92 (2.69)
 12th month 72.22 (2.53) 71.95 (2.65)
  1. *statistically significant difference at p < 0.05