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Table 5 Association between socio-demographic and anthropometric characteristics of mothers and birth weights of neonates

From: A cross-sectional study of determinants of birth weight of neonates in the Greater Accra region of Ghana

Parameter Level Number Mean weight of baby (kg) F (p)
Age of mother (years) <20 46 3.001 0.975 (p>0.05) (NS)
20–29 464 3.257  
30–39 406 3.303  
≥40 30 3.445  
Education of mother Primary 89 3.185 0.225 (p>0.05) (NS)
Secondary 517 3.283  
Tertiary 340 3.273  
Occupation Professional 53 3.323 0.088 (p>0.05) (NS)
Middle level officer 43 3.303  
Trades 241 3.246  
Trader 320 3.272  
Unemployed 289 3.279  
Monthly income (GHc) <100 369 3.261 0.119 (p>0.05) (NS)
100–500 206 3.261  
500–1000 64 3.35  
>1000 17 3.276  
Gestation at birth (weeks) Less than 30 28 3.013 1.359 (p>0.05) (NS)
30–34.9 137 3.12  
35–39.9 576 3.289  
40 and above 204 3.356  
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg) Less than 90 8 2.838 1.505 (p>0.05) (NS)
90–119.9 579 3.25  
120–149.9 304 3.363  
150 and above 54 3.034  
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg) Less than 60 73 3.124 0.383 (p>0.05) (NS)
60–89.9 769 3.279  
90–119.9 93 3.322  
120 and above 10 3.23  
Haemoglobin at birth (g/dl) Less than 9 66 3.013 0.606 (p>0.05) (NS)
9–9.9 130 3.322  
10–10.9 230 3.283  
11–11.9 243 3.295  
12–12.9 178 3.264  
13 and above 96 3.295  
Body mass index (kg/m2) Less than 20.0 41 3.227 0.726 (p>0.05) (NS)
20.0–29.9 529 3.226  
30.0–39.9 306 3.349  
40.0 and above 34 3.409  
  1. Exchange rate:1$ = 3GHC
  2. * p < 0.05; NS Not significant