Table 2

Association between selected predictor factors for perinatal mortality in rural population of northwest Ethiopia, 2009–2011
Descriptions Perinatal death COR (95% Confidence Interval) AOR (95% Confidence Interval)
Yes: # (%) No: #(%)
Marital status of mothers
  Married 77 (4.7) 1547 (95.3) 0.53 (0.27,1.02) 0.47 (0.21,1.08)
  Single/widowed/separated 11 (8.6) 117 (90.7) 1 1
Educational status of mothers
  Illiterate 78 (6.1) 1192 (93.9) 3.94 (1.43,10.87) 4.83 (1.45,16.05)
  Primary/informal 6 (2.5) 231 (97.5) 1.57 (0.44,5.62) 1.75 (0.43,7.25)
  Secondary & higher 4 (1.6) 245 (98.4) 1 1
Fathers educational status
  Illiterate 57 (5.6) 966 (94.4) 2.2 (0.92,5.08) 2.69 (0.78,9.34)
  primary school/informal 25 (5.0) 478 (95.0) 1.92 (0.78,4.74) 2.44 (0.71,8.40)
  Secondary/higher 6 (2.7) 220 (97.3) 1 1
Mothers occupation
  Farmer 3 (12.0) 22 (88.0) 7.23 (1.37,38.06) 5.02 (0.79,31.71)
  Own business 5 (6.2) 76 (93.8) 3.49 (0.81,14.97) 5.40 (1.40,27.96)
  Housewives 77 (5.2) 1403 (94.8) 2.90 (0.91,9.30) 2.73 (0.75,9.94)
  Others 3 (1.9) 159 (98.1) 1 1
Fathers occupation
  Student 6 (10.5) 51 (89.5) 2.97 (0.80,10.99) 1.04 (0.19, 5.62)
  Farmer 72 (4.9) 1402 (95.1) 1.32 (1.47,3.69) 0.37I (0.08,1.64)
  Own business 6 (5.3) 107 (94.7) 1.44 (0.40,5.27) 1.17 (0.25,5.47)
  Other 4 (3.7) 103 (95.9) 1 1
Sex of infants
  Male 55 (6.2) 835 (93.8) 1.67 (1.06,2.58) 1.61 (1.04,2.67)
  Female 33 (3.8) 828 (96.2) 1 1
Type of birth out comes
  Multiple 12 (21.1) 45 (78.9) 5.7 (2.89,11.18) 7.09 (3.22,15.61)
  Single 76 (4.5) 1619 (95.5) 1 1
Birth interval for the index child
  < 24 months 40 (7.6) 483 (92.4) 2.04 (1.32,3.14) 2.58 (1.61,4.13)
  > = 24 months 48 (3.9) 1181 (96.1) 1 1
History of Abortion
  Yes 8 (9.3) 78 (90.7) 2.03 (0.95,4.35) 1.31 (0.54,3.15)
  No 80 (4.8) 1586 (95.2) 1 1
Previous still births
  Yes 15 (27.8) 39 (70.9) 8.6 (4.52,16.24) 8.38 (3.94,17.83)
  No 73 (4.3) 1625 (95.8) 1 1
Ever use of family planning Methods
  Yes 19 (4.4) 415 (95.6) 0.83 (0.49,1.4) 1.09 (0.58,2.03)
  No 69 (5.2) 1249 (94.8) 1 1
Maternal TT vaccine
  No 81 (6.0) 1263 (94) 3.67 (1.68,8.02) 3.62 (1.57, 8.34)
  Yes 7 (1.7) 401 (98.3) 1 1

Andargie et al.

Andargie et al. BMC Public Health 2013 13:168   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-13-168

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