Table 3

Unadjusted prevalence of low birthweight by maternal or paternal educational level amongst different racial groups

All Races

Whites

Blacks

Asians

Hispanics

All Non-White


OR*

95%CI †

OR *

95% CI †

OR*

95% CI †

OR*

95% CI †

OR*

95% CI †

OR*

95% CI †


Maternal Education‡

<12

1.59

1.47–1.70

1.99

1.82–2.17

0.90

0.56–1.45

1.05

0.80–1.38

0.99

0.70–1.39

0.96

0.82–1.12

12

1.29

1.23–1.37

1.33

1.25–1.42

1.10

0.83–1.46

1.06

0.87–1.28

1.12

0.78–1.60

1.06

0.92–1.21

13–15

1.16

1.09–1.23

1.15

1.08–1.23

1.08

0.81–1.43

1.09

0.90–1.33

1.33

0.92–1.94

1.12

0.98–1.29

> = 16

1.00

Referent

1.00

Referent

1.00

Referent

1.00

Referent

1.00

Referent

1.0

Referent

Paternal Education‡

<12

1.58

1.47–1.69

1.88

1.72–2.06

0.96

0.58–1.57

1.23

0.91–1.66

0.97

0.72–1.31

1.06

0.91–1.24

12

1.37

1.30–1.45

1.41

1.32–1.50

0.96

0.74–1.25

1.10

0.91–1.33

1.11

0.81–1.52

1.10

0.97–1.26

13–15

1.21

1.14–1.28

1.23

1.15–1.31

0.84

0.63–1.11

1.19

0.98–1.45

1.00

0.70–1.43

1.04

0.90–1.14

> = 16

1.00

Referent

1.00

Referent

1.00

Referent

1.0

Referent

1.00

Referent

1.00

Referent


Columns are separated by maternal race. "Non-white" includes infants whose mother was black, Asian, Hispanic, Native American or "other". Odds ratios for non-whites were adjusted for maternal race. * OR: odds ratio. † 95% CI: 95% confidence interval. ‡Years of education completed.

Nicolaidis et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2004 4:10   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-4-10

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