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Table 4 Characteristics of mothers and neonates with neonatal mortality on neonates delivered in Tigray, northern Ethiopia

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

  Total live births Neonatal death   
Characteristics No % No (RR,CI) P-value
Residence
 Rural 397 34.46 38 ref ref
 Urban 755 65.54 30 0.39, 0.24–0.6 <0.001
Preterm
 Yes 93 8.07 42 7.06, 4.5–10.9 <0.001
 No 1059 91.93 26 ref  
Post term
 Yes 69 94.01 1 0.23, 0.03–1.6 0.14
 No 1083 5.99 67 ref  
Term
 Yes 990 85.94 41 0.24,0.15–0.4 <0.001
 No 162 14.06 27 ref  
Neonate out born
 Yes 1085 94.18 18 ref ref
 No 67 5.82 50 5.68, 3.53–9.1 <0.001
History of abortion
 Yes 172 14.93 18 0.49, 0.29–0.8  
 No 980 85.07 50 ref 0.007
History of still birth
 Yes 91 7.9 15 ref  
 No 1061 92.1 53 0.29, 0.17–0.5 0.006
Birth weight
 Low birth weight 121 10.53 35 10.5, 4.2–25.9 <0.001
 Normal 853 74.24 28 1.19, 0.46–3.0 0.715
 Overweight 175 15.23 5 ref ref
Number of children
 Primiparae 610 52.95 35 ref ref
 2–4 children 424 36.81 17 0.7, 0.40–1.23 0.206
 Multiple (≥5) 118 10.24 15 2.36, 1.35–4.1 0.022