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Table 2 Univariate and multivariate analyses for possible predictors of cerebral palsy among children in Khartoum, Sudan

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

Variables Univariate analysis Multivariate analysis
  OR 95% CI P OR 95% CI P
Maternal age 1.0 1.0—1.1 0.255 1.0 0.9—1.0 0.517
Parity 1.1 1.0—1.2 0.093 1.1 0.9—1.4 0.211
History of miscarriage 1.1 0.6—1.9 0.771 1.0 0.4—2.3 0.991
Antepartum hemorrhage 2.4 0.8—7.4 0.12 1.9 0.4—8.4 0.397
Previous baby with cerebral Palsy 14.9 1.8—122.4 0.012 8.2 0.7—92.4 0.088
Previous neonatal death 4.0 1.7—9.3 0.001 5.4 1.8—16.2 0.003*
Previous cesarean delivery 0.6 0.3—1.5 0.276 0.2 0.04—1.0 0.058
Male gender 0.8 0.5—1.2 0.303 0.8 0.4—1.5 0.441
Induction of labor 0.9 0.3—2.7 0.856 1.0 0.2—4.4 0.987
Fever during labor 31.5 4.5—40.2 <0.001 8.4 2.3—30.5 0.001*
Cesarean delivery 1.1 0.8—1.5 0.524 0.8 0.5—1.4 0.485
Breech presentation 2.3 1.1—5.0 0.031 0.6 0.2—1.9 0.374
Birth weight 1.1 0.8—1.6 0.535 0.9 0.6—1.4 0.660
Gestational age 1.1 1.0—1.2 0.08 0.9 0.8—1.1 0.531
Admission to the neonatal unit 8.0 3.3—19.4 <0.001 1.2 0.3—5.4 0.793
Poor sucking 32.9 13.5—80.3 <0.001 30.5 10.0—93.1 <0.001*
  1. *Adjusted for confounders.