Evid Based Nurs 6:57 doi:10.1136/ebn.6.2.57
  • Causation

Young maternal age was associated with increased risk of postneonatal death in full term, healthy infants

Maternal age associated odd ratios (ORs) for postneonatal death

Maternal age (y) Crude OR (95% CI) Adjusted* OR (CI)
*Adjusted for maternal race or ethnicity, adequacy of prenatal care utilisation, and marital status.
≤15 4.1 (3.4 to 4.8) 3.0 (2.5 to 3.6)
16–17 3.1 (2.8 to 3.5) 2.4 (2.1 to 2.7)
18–19 2.5 (2.3 to 2.8) 2.0 (1.8 to 2.3)
20–22 1.8 (1.6 to 2.0) 1.5 (1.4 to 1.7)
23–29 (referent group) 1.0 1.0

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