Table 3

Significant univariate associations between VLBW infant mortality and maternal-related factors

VariablesCategoryRisk Ratio (95% CI)P value
Age of mother (years)≤20 vs>201.25 (1.07 to 1.45)<0.01
HypertensionYes vs no0.62 (0.49 to 0.77)<0.01
Pre-eclampsiaYes vs no0.69 (0.57 to 0.82)<0.01
Other illnessesYes vs no1.34 (1.04 to 1.74)0.02
MedicationYes vs no0.43 (0.25 to 0.77)<0.01
EmploymentYes vs no0.72 (0.52 to 1.01)0.06
Refrigerator at homeYes vs no1.22 (1.01 to 1.48)0.04
  • VLBW, very low birth weight.