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Table 2 Risk ratios for child mortality by birth characteristic

From: Changes in the distribution of high-risk births associated with changes in contraceptive prevalence

Risk Factor Median Risk Ratio Lower Quartile Upper Quartile
Not in any risk category 1 1 1
First birth to mothers age 18-34 1.2 1.0 1.4
Mother’s age < 18 1.8 1.4 2.0
Mother’s age > 34 1.2 0.6 1.6
Birth interval < 24 1.6 1.3 1.9
Birth order > 3 1.2 1.0 1.4
Mother’s age <18 and birth interval < 24 months 2.8 1.4 3.2
Mother’s age > 34 and birth interval < 24 months 1.8 2.0 2.8
Mother’s age > 34 and birth order > 3 1.4 1.0 1.6
Mother’s age > 34 and birth interval < 24 months and birth order > 3 2.9 1.8 3.5
Birth interval < 24 months and birth order > 3 2.3 1.7 2.7