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Table 4 Obstetric characteristics of women attending public health hospitals in Omo District for antenatal and delivery services, Southern Ethiopia, 2018 (n = 519)

From: Family history of chronic illness, preterm gestational age and smoking exposure before pregnancy increases the probability of preeclampsia in Omo district in southern Ethiopia: a case-control study

Variable Case (n = 167) Control (n = 352) P-value
No % No %
Gravidity  
 Primigravida 71 42.5 127 36.2 0.12
 Multigravida 84 50.3 187 57.3 0.32
 Gravid multi-gravida 12 7.2 38 10.5 1:00
Number of gestation  
 Singleton 156 93.4 326 92.9 0.74
 Multiple 11 6.6 26 7.1 1:00
Gestational Age  
 Less than 37 weeks 115 68.9 201 57.3 0.01
 37 and above weeks 52 31.1 151 42.7 1:00
ANC follow up  
 New 53 31.7 121 34.5 0.55
 Repeated 114 68.3 232 65.5 1:00
Pregnancy interval  
 No interval 63 37.7 115 32.7 0.13
 Less than 2 yrs. 33 19.8 58 16.5 0.16
 2 years and above 71 42.5 179 50.9 1:00
Abortion  
 Yes 31 18.6 69 19.7 0.78
 No 136 81.4 283 80.3 1:00
Contraceptive before conception  
 No modern contraception used 88 52.7 178 50.7 1:00
 Injectable 53 31.7 104 29.5 0.89
 Long acting reversible 17 10.2 49 13.9 0.25
 Oral pills 9 5.4 22 5.9 0.73
Conception from a new partner  
 Yes 34 20.4 66 18.8 0.66
 No 133 79.6 286 81.2 1:00
Counseling during pregnancy  
 Yes 148 88.6 327 93.2 0.11
 No 19 11.4 25 6.8 1:00
Body Mass Index  
 Underweight 18 10.8 22 6.2 1:00
 Normal 100 59.9 230 65.3 0.06
 Overweight 42 25.1 94 26.8 0.10
 Obese 7 4.2 6 1.7 0.58