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Table 2 General characteristics of the study population

From: Exploring the effects of peri-partum ingestion of traditional medicine on maternal and foetal outcomes: a prospective cohort study

Variables Total
N = 603 (%)
Exposed group
N = 147 (%)
Non-exposed group
N = 456 (%)
Risk ratio (95% CI) P value
Age (years)
15–25 181 (30) 38 (25.9) 143 (31.4) 0.76 (0.50–1.16) 0.122
26–35 181 (30) 79 (56.5) 238 (57.2) 1.06 (0.73–1.54) 0.407
36–45 105 (17.3) 30 (20.6) 75 (16.4) 1.30 (0.81–2.09) 0.164
Marital status
Single 291 (48.3) 64 (43.5) 227 (49.8) 0.78 (0.53–1.13) 0.111
Married 220 (36.5) 52 (35.4) 168 (36.8) 0.94 (0.63–1.38) 0.413
Divorced 7 (1.2) 2 (1.4) 5 (1.1) 1.24 (0.24–6.48) 0.540
Widow 19 (0.2) 0 (0) 1 (0.2) 0 0.756
Liberal unions 84 (13.8) 29 (19.7) 55 (12.1) 1.79 (1.10–2.94) 0.016
Level of education
No formal education 30 (5) 9 (6.1) 21 (4.6) 1.35 (0.60–0.29) 0.294
Primary 94 (15.6) 20 (13.6) 74 (16.2) 0.81 (0.48–1.39) 0.267
Secondary 277 (45.9) 57 (38.8) 220 (48.2) 0.68 (0.47–0.99) 0.028
Tertiary 202 (33.5) 61 (41.5) 141 (30.9) 1.58 (1.08–2.33) 0.012