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Table 3 Maternal pre-delivery and infant predictors of cord hemoglobin concentration and malaria parasitemia of infants of HIV-positive mothers

From: Predictors of fetal anemia and cord blood malaria parasitemia among newborns of HIV-positive mothers

Variable Coefficients, β(95% CI) for predicting fetal cord Hb, g/dl p-value
Fetal cord Hb, g/dl, (n=295) 0.29 (0.03, 0.55) 0.029
Maternal Hb (g/dL) −1.05 (−1.66, -0.44) 0.001
Infant sex (male=0, female=1) 0.21 (−0.01, 0.43) 0.066
Gestational age (wks) −0.29 (−1.12, 0.54) 0.048
Maternal malaria status   
  Odds ratio ( 95 % CI )  
  for predicting fetal cord malaria parasitemia  
Fetal cord malaria parasitemia, (n=295)   
Maternal malaria (no=0, yes=1)   
Infant sex (male=0, female=1) 0.42 (0.21, 0.84) 0.014
Maternal anemia 1.97 (1.06, 3.66) 0.032
Nine or more years of education 1.07 (0.909, 1.26) 0.067
  1.20 (0.68, 2.10) 0.089