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Table 1 Comparison of sociodemographic characteristics of CP cases and controls

From: Intra-partum fever and cerebral palsy in Khartoum, Sudan

Variables Cases with cerebral palsy (n= 111) Healthy controls (n=222) P
Previous maternal history of    
Miscarriage 23(33.0) 43(19.4) 0.772
Preterm delivery 3(2.7) 4(1.8) 0.690
Neonatal death 16(14.4) 9(4.1) 0.001
Baby with cerebral palsy 7(6.3) 1(0.5) 0.002
Cesarean delivery 7(6.3) 22(9.9) 0.309
Variables related to pregnancy being questioned
Assisted conception 3(2.7) 6(2.7) 1.000
Antepartum hemorrhage 7(6.3) 6(2.7) 0.135
Multiple conception 6(5.4) 8(3.6) 0.563
Male gender 59(53.2) 131(59.0) 0.348
Induction of labor 5(4.5) 11(5.0) 1.000
Fever during labor 22(19.8) 4(1.8) <0.001
Vaginal delivery 99(89.2) 183(82.4) 0.824
Cesarean delivery 12(10.8) 39(17.6) 0.824
Breech presentation 15(13.5) 14(6.3) 0.03
Admission to the neonatal care unit 23(20.7) 7(3.2) <0.001
Poor sucking 53(47.7) 6(2.7) <0.001