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Table 3 Perinatal outcomes of low birth weight in HUCSH, Southern Ethiopia, 2018

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

Perinatal outcomes Category Birth weight (Kg) CRR [95% CI] ARR [95% CI]
LBW NBW
Perinatal complications Yes 48 (68.9%) 168 (48%) 2.65 (1.51, 4.64)* 2.87 (0.34, 24.5)
No 22 (31.1%) 182 (52%) 1 1
Still birth (n = 216) Yes 17 (35.4%) 50 (30%) 1.02 (0.58, 1.79)  
No 31 (64.6%) 118 (70%) 1  
Low Apgar (n = 149) Yes 13 (42%) 23 (19.5%) 3.33 (1.93, 5.77)* 2.29 (1.88, 5.96)**
No 18 (58%) 95 (80.5) 1 1
Early neonatal death Yes 6 (19.3%) 8 (6.7%) 3.34 (1.28, 8.66) 3.02 (1.63, 6.26)**
No 25 (80.7%) 108 (93.3) 1 1
NICU admission Yes 7 (22.6%) 12 (10%) 2.34 (1.17, 4.65)* 2.52 (0.19, 3.26)
No 24 (87.4%) 106 (90%) 1 1
  1. Kg implies weight in kilogram
  2. * showed variables fitted for mutivariable logistic regresion
  3. ** shows significant at p-value < 0.05