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Table 4 Socio-demographic factors associated with perinatal mortality in North Showa Zone, Oromia Region, Dec. 2012

From: Determinants of perinatal mortality among cohorts of pregnant women in three districts of North Showa zone, Oromia Region, Ethiopia: Community based nested case control study

Variables Cases(n=73) Controls(n=146) COR (95% CI) AOR (95% CI)
Mother's age in years     
 20-24 11(15.1%) 14(9.6%) 1 1
 15-19 15(20.5%) 26(17.8%) 1.362(0.494-3.753) 0.428(0.100-1.828)
 25-29 21(28.8%) 67(45.9%) 0.543(0.243-1.212) 0.802(0.329-1.958)
 30-34 13(17.8%) 31(21.2%) 0.727(0.293-1.801) 2.081(0.616-7.022)
>35 13(17.8%) 8(5.5%) 2.817(0.951-8.345) 7.588(1.913-30.102) *
Marital status of the mother     
 Currently Married 66(90.4%) 141(96.6%) 1 1
 Currently not married 7(9.6%) 5(3.4%) 2.701(1.065-6.849) 3.604(0.940-13.812)
Educational status of the father     
 Cannot read/write 52(71.2%) 122(83.6%) 0.865(0.485-1.541) 0.512(0.221-1.186)
 Can read/write 21(28.8%) 24(16.4%) 1 1
Educational status of the mother     
 Cannot read/write 44(60.3%) 93(63.7%) 0.487(0.249-0.952) 1.368(0.667-2.804)
 Can read/write 29(39.7%) 53(36.3%) 1 1
Occupation of the mother     
 Farmer 62(84.9%) 137(93.8%) 1 1
 Other money earning jobs 11(15.1%) 9(6.2%) 2.701(1.065-6.849) 0.672(0.221-2.041)
Household Family size     
 Two 12(16.4%) 1(0.7%%) 1 1
 Three to Five 35(47.9%) 77(52.7%) 0.038(0.005-0.303) 0.263(0.062-1.112)
 Six and above 26(35.6%) 68(46.6%) 0.032(0.004-0.257) * 0.083(0.014-0.488) *
  1. *Significant at P value< 0.05, COR Crude Odds Ratio, AOR Adjusted Odds Ratio