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Table 2 Pregnancy outcomes of deliveries in multiparous adolescents compared with nulliparous adolescents, 1st January 2009 to 31st December 2016

From: Adolescent deliveries in rural Cameroon: comparison of delivery outcomes between primipara and multipara adolescents

Delivery outcomes Primiparas Multiparas Odds ratios 95% CI p-value
N
285
% (78.5) N
78
% (21.5)
Preterm delivery
 Yes 85 33.2 17 23.0 1.7 0.9–3.0 0.06
 No 171 66.8 57 77.0    
Operative deliverya
 Yes 1 0.4 0 0.0  
 No 283 99.6 78 100    
Perineal tearsb
 Yes 24 8.4 8 10.3 1.2 0.5–2.9 0.4
 No 261 91.6 70 89.7    
Low birth weightc
 Yes 43 15.5 4 5.3 3.3 1.1–9.5 0.01
 No 235 84.5 72 94.7    
Neonatal asphyxiad
 Yes 28 10.0 10 13.2 0.7 0.3–1.6 0.3
 No 251 90.0 66 86.8    
Stillbirth
 Yes 5 1.8 1 1.3 0.7 0.08–6.3 0.6
 No 279 98.2 77 98.7    
Post-term deliveriese
 Yes 14 5.5 8 10.8 0.4 0.2–1.2 0.09
 No 242 94.5 66 89.2    
High birth weightf
 Yes 7 2.5 2 2.6 1.0 0.2–4.7 0.6
 No 271 97.5 74 97.4    
  1. aOperative deliveries: Caesarean sections
  2. bPerineal tears: second—fourth degree tears
  3. cLBW: birth weights ≤ 2600 g [14]
  4. dNeonatal asphyxia: fifth minute APGAR score < 8
  5. ePost-term deliveries: deliveries at gestational age < 42 completed weeks
  6. fHigh birth weight: birth weights ≥ 3850 g [15]