Table 5

Association between background characteristics and perinatal mortality among women in Matlab, Bangladesh 2005–2009
Variables icddr,b service area Government service area
No. of perinatal death (%) P-value* No. of perinatal death (%) P-value*
Age in year
<20 65 (3.5) <0.001 74 (4.9) <0.001
20 - 24 137 (3.3) 211 (5.3)
25 - 34 253 (4.3) 347 (5.8)
≥ 35 78 (6.1) 107 (8.2)
Parity
0 274 (5.4) <0.001 377 (8.4) <0.001
1 -2 194 (3.0) 235 (4.0)
>=3 65 (3.6) 127 (5.4)
Education in year
0 132 (5.5) <0.001 191 (7) 0.002
1 – 5 128 (3.8) 241 (5.9)
≥ 6 273 (3.6) 307 (5.2)
Asset quintiles
1- poorest 97 (4.7) 0.274 139 (6.8) 0.100
2 83 (3.6) 120 (5.4)
3 115 (4.2) 187 (6.3)
4 119 (4.0) 154 (5.5)
5- richest 119 (3.7) 139 (5.2)
Gestational age in weeks
<37 220 (11.1) <0.001 273 (13.2) <0.001
≥ 37 312 (2.8) 466 (4.4)
Delivery type
Vaginal 472 (4.0) 0.579 682 (6.8) 0.627
Cesarean section 58 (3.70) 54 (5.4)

* χ2-test.

Pervin et al.

Pervin et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:111   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-12-111

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