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Table 2 Past-obstetrics and current pregnancy characteristics of pregnant mothers in Tigray, Northern Ethiopia, 2018 (N = 460)

From: Does short inter-pregnancy interval predicts the risk of preterm birth in Northern Ethiopia?

Category Frequency Percentage
Inter pregnancy interval
 Recommended 308 67.0
 Short 152 33.0
Gravidity
 ≤ 4 pregnancy 346 75.2
 ≥ 5 pregnancy 114 24.8
Parity
 Primipara 148 32.2
 Multipara 312 67.8
History of perinatal death
 No 418 90.9
 Yes 42 9.1
Planned pregnancy
 No 128 27.8
 Yes 332 72.2
ANC follow up
 No 15 3.3
 Yes 445 96.7
Number of ANC visits
 ≥ 4 times 225 57.3
 1–3 times 190 42.7
Initiation of ANC visit
 Within 16 weeks 22 4.9
 24–28 weeks 244 54.8
 28–32 weeks 169 38.0
 34–36 weeks 10 2.2
Current pregnancy maternal complicationa
 No 413 89.8
 Yes 47 10.2
Maternal hemoglobin level (g/dl)
 ≥11 375 81.5
 <11 85 18.5
Maternal Rh factor
 Positive 449 97.6
 Negative 11 2.4
Maternal and fetal intra partum complicationb
 No 414 90.0
 Yes 46 10.0
Mode of delivery
 Cesarean section 45 9.8
 Instrumental 18 3.9
 Induction/augmentation 23 5.0
 Spontaneous vaginal delivery 374 81.3
Sex of newborn
 Male 281 61.1
 Female 179 38.9
  1. aCurrent pregnancy maternal problem: APH, preeclampsia, anemia, uterine rupture/scar dehiscence
  2. bMaternal and fetal Intra partum complication: PPH, obstructed labor, prolonged labor, uterine rupture/scar dehiscence