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Table 2 Unadjusted association between neonatal sepsis and maternal factors among mother-infant dyads in Kampala District, 2012

From: Burden and factors associated with clinical neonatal sepsis in urban Uganda: a community cohort study

Variable Neonatal sepsis OR(95% CI) P- value
Yes n (%)a No n (%)a
Maternal age in years
 15–25 years 21 (60.0) 153 1  
 26–41 years 14 (40.0) 129 0.79 (0.39–1.62) 0.520
Maternal education
 None or Primary 16 (45.7) 110 (39.0) 1  
 Secondary 15 (42.9) 138 (48.9) 0.75 (0.35–1.58) 0.444
 Tertiary 4 (11.4) 34 (12.1) 0.81 (0.25–2.59) 0.721
Paternal financial support
 Yes 27 (77.1) 262 (93.2) 1  
 No 8 (22.9) 19 (06.8) 4.09 (1.60–10.39) 0.0013
Attended antenatal
  < 4 times 17 (50.0) 143 (51.1) 1  
  ≥ 4 times 17 (50.0) 137 (48.9) 1.04 (0.51–2.13) 0.906
Fever during pregnancy
 No 18 (51.4) 135 (48.8) 1  
 Yes 17 (48.6) 147 (51.2) 0.87 (0.43–1.75) 0.692
Abnormal PV discharge
 No 26 (74.3) 184 (65.3) 1  
 Yes 9 (25.7) 98 (34.7) 0.65 (0.29–1.45) 0.287
Dysuria during pregnancy
 No 28 (80.0) 206 (73.0) 1  
 Yes 7 (20.0) 76 (27.0) 0.68 (0.28–1.62) 0.378
PV Bleeding during pregnancy
 No 32 (91.4) 263 (93.6) 1  
 Yes 3 (08.6) 18 (06.4) 1.37 (0.38–4.92) 0.628
Place of delivery
 Health facility 32 (91.4) 209 (95.4) 1  
 Not health facility 3 (08.6) 13 (04.6) 1.94 (0.52–7.20) 0.313
Duration of rupture of membranes
  < 18 h 23 (67.6) 269 (96.1) 1  
  ≥ 18 h 11 (32.4) 11 (03.9) 11.7 (4.30–31.83) < 0.0001
  1. OR Odds ratio, PV Par vaginal
  2. ∞Significant p value
  3. aColumn percentage