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Table 1 Sociodemographic determinants of stillbirth

From: Ten years analysis of stillbirth in a tertiary hospital in sub-Sahara Africa: a case control study

Variables Category Cases Controls OR (CI 95%) p value
N (%) N (%)
Maternal age <35 years 175 (69.7) 396 (80.5) 1  
≥35 years 76 (30.3) 96 (19.5) 1.79 (1.26–2.54) 0.001
Marital status Single 96 (38.2) 144 (29.3) 1  
Married 155 (61.8) 348 (70.7) 1.49 (1.09–2.06) 0.016
Level of education Primary 123 (49) 193 (39.2)   
Secondary 26 (10.4) 59 (12) 1  
University 102 (40.6) 240 (48.8) 0.96 (0.57–1.61) 0.9
Referral status From home 194 (77.3) 482 (98.0) 1  
From another hospital 57 (22.7) 10 (2.0) 14.16 (7.08–28.3) <0.0001
Profession Medical personnel 7 (2.8) 18 (3.7) 1  
Secretary 82 (32.7) 127 (25.8) 1.66 (0.66–4.15) 0.28
Accountant 31 (12.4) 56 (11.4) 1.42 (0.54–3.78) 0.48
Teacher/lecturer 19 (7.6) 34 (6.9) 1.44 (0.51–4.06) 0.49
Housewife 61 (24.3) 93 (18.9) 1.69 (0.66–4.28) 0.27
Technician 22 (8.8) 49 (10.0) 1.15 (0.42–3.16) 0.78
Student 29 (11.6) 115 (23.4) 0.65 (0.25–1.70) 0.38