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Table 4 Gynecological and obstetric related factors of pregnant women in Tigray regional state, Ethiopia, 2020

From: Effect of under-nutrition during pregnancy on low birth weight in Tigray regional state, Ethiopia; a prospective cohort study

Variables Exposed group (n = 245) Unexposed group (n = 255) Chi-square test, P-value
Type of modern family planning used before got pregnant Not used 84 (34.3%) 42 (16.5%) 0.12
Pills 0 (0%) 58 (22.7%)
Injectable 146 (59.6%) 118 (46.3%)
IUCD 0 (0%) 11 (4.3%)
Implant 15 (6.1%) 26 (10.2%)
Total pregnancies including the index pregnancy 1 86 (35.1%) 46 (18%) 0.08
2 58 (23.7%) 70 (27.5%)
3–5 73 (29.8%) 117 (45.9%)
≥6 28 (11.4%) 22 (8.6%)
Type of pregnancy Unplanned and unwanted 40 (16.3%) 36 (14.1%) 0.75
Unplanned but wanted 55 (22.4%) 62 (24.3%)
Planned and wand wanted 150 (61.2%) 157 (61.6%)
Previous uterus problems No problem 210 (85.7%) 236 (92.5%) 0.41
Discharge 15 (6.1%) 10 (3.9%)
Pelvic inflammatory pain 20 (8.2%) 9 (3.5%)
  1. IUCD: intra-uterine contraceptive device.