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Table 2 Obstetric related characteristics of the respondents at Debre Markos referral hospital, Northwest Ethiopia, 2018

From: Factors associated with low birth weight at Debre Markos Referral Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia: a hospital based cross-sectional study

Variable (N = 338) Category Frequency (N) Percent (%)
Parity ≥ 4 257 76
< 4 81 24
Birth interval (in months) < 24 months 50 14.8
≥ 24 months 218 64.8
Not applicable 70 20.4
Wanted pregnancy Yes 241 71.3
No 97 28.7
Pregnancy related problems Yes 77 22.8
No 261 77.2
Types of pregnancy problems HTN 40 11.8
PROM 18 5.4
APH 5 1.5
Anemia 14 4.1
Previous history of low birth weight Yes 22 6.5
No 316 93.5
Complications during the current Pregnancy Yes 62 18.4
No 276 81.6
Types of complication HTN 53 15.7
HIV 6 1.8
Others 3 0.9
Malaria infection Yes 7 2.1
No 331 97.9
STIs for the current pregnancy Yes 9 2.6
No 329 97.9
Types of the problem Vaginal discharge 6 1.7
Spills 3 0.8
Anemia during pregnancy Yes 50 14.8
No 288 85.2
Duration of pregnancy Preterm (< 37 weeks) 54 16
Term (≥ 37 weeks) 284 84
ANC follow-up Yes 289 85.5
No 49 14.5
Number of ANC follow-up (N = 289) 1–4 266 92.0
≥ 4 23 8.0
IFA supplementation Yes 268 79.3
No 70 21.7
Number of IFA tablet (N = 268) < 60 174 66.9
60–90 94 33.1
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