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Table 1 Sociodemographic and obstetrical characteristics of LBW in HUCSH, 2018

From: Determinants and adverse perinatal outcomes of low birth weight newborns delivered in Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, Ethiopia: a cohort study

Variables Category LBW n (%) NBW n (%)
Age < 20 15 (21.4%) 15 (15.7%)
20–34 41 (58.6%) 243 (69.4%)
≥ 35 14 (20%) 52 (14.9)
Residence Outside Hawassa 48 (68.6%) 221 (63.1%)
Hawassa and around 22 (31.4%) 129 (36.9%)
Gravidity One 27 (38.6%) 105 (30%)
2–4 30 (42.9%) 149 (42.6%)
≥ 5 13 (18.5%) 96 (27.4%)
Complication in previous pregnancy Yes 21 (48.8%) 146 (59.6%)
No 22 (51.2%) 99 (40.4%)
Previous abortion Yes 9 (20.9%) 31 (12.7%)
No 34 (79.1%) 217 (87.3%)
Complication in recent pregnancy Yes 46 (65.7%) 100 (28.6%)
No 24 (34.3%) 250 (71.4%)
Hypertensive disorder Yes 26 (37.1%) 38 (50%)
No 44 (62.9%) 38 (50%)
APH Yes 16 (22.9%) 28 (36.8%)
No 54 (87.1%) 48 (63.2%)
Infection Yes 14 (20%) 13 (17.1%)
No 56 (80%) 63 (82.9%)
Antenatal anemia Yes 13 (18.6%) 7 (9.2%)
No 60 (81.4%) 76 (90.8%)
ANC visit Yes 16 (23%) 32 (9%)
No 54 (77%) 318 (91%)
Frequency of ANC visit < 4 visit 29 (60.4%) 115 (45.8%)
≥ 4 visit 19 (39.6%) 136 (54.2%)
Gestational age < 37 week 51 (72.9%) 32 (9.1%)
> 42 week 4 (5.7) 69 (19.7%)
37–42 week 15 (21.4%) 249 (71. 2%)
Sex of the fetus Male 36 (51.4%) 226 (64.6%)
Female 34 (48.6%) 124 (35.4%)