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Table 1 Association of selected socio-demographic characteristics with preterm and post term births on neonates delivered in Tigray, northern Ethiopia, April-July, 2014

From: Pre-term and post-term births: predictors and implications on neonatal mortality in Northern Ethiopia

Characteristics Total live birth Preterm birth Post term birth preterm & post term
  No % No (RRRa, CI) No (RRRb,CI) P-value
Hospital
 Ayder Referral 139 12.1 13 4  
 Adwa 198 17.2 21 14  
 Lemlem Karl 147 12.8 4 12  
 Suhl 143 12.4 15 14  
 Kahsay Abera 102 8.8 12 0  
 Kidist Mariam 213 18.5 17 7  
 Adigrat 210 18.2 11 18  
Residence
 Rural 397 34.5 40 (ref) 21 (ref)  
 Urban 755 65.5 53 (0.68, 0.44–1.04) 48 (1.17, 0.69–1.99) 0.08,0.55
Educational status
 Unable to read 275 23.9 34 (ref) 14 (ref)  
 Primary 338 29.3 25 (0.56, 0.32–0.97) 19 (1.04, 0.51–2.13) 0.042, 0.89
 Secondary 361 31.3 20 (0.41, 0.23–0.7) 18 (0.90, 0.44–1.85) 0.003, 0.78
 Tertiary 178 15.5 14 (0.64, 0.33–1.23) 18 (1.99, 0.96–4.14) 0.18, 0.06
Monthly incomeb
 Poor 327 32.2 39 (ref) 14 (ref) ref
 Medium 316 31.1 15 (0.36, 0.19–0.68) 16 (1.09, 0.52–2.29) 0.002,0.80
 Rich 373 36.7 29 (0.65, 0.39–1.08) 31 (1.93, 1.01–3.71) 0.097,0.04
Marital status
 Married 1071 93.0 83 (ref) 59 (ref) ref
 Other 81 7.0 10 (1.83,0.9–3.71) 10 (2.58,1.25–5.29) 0.092,0.01
  1. a RRR relative risk ratio, CI confidence interval, Ref reference,bRich = ≥1500 Ethiopian birr (ETB), Medium: 600–1500 ETB, Poor = <600 ETB