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Table 3 Effect intrapartum antibiotic exposure on weight at birth

From: Antibiotic use during pregnancy: a retrospective study of prescription patterns and birth outcomes at an antenatal clinic in rural Ghana

  Birth Weight
  N Mean ± SD
Marital status Married 298 3.02 ± 0.56 ***
Single 65 2.75 ± 0.53
Age group ≥19 55 2.75 ± 0.48 ***
20–30 242 2.95 ± 056
≤31 100 3.10 ± 0.57
Occupational status Employed 287 3.00 ± 0.57 *
Student 43 2.75 ± 0.58
Unemployed 27 3.00 ± 0.47
Religion Christian 324 2.98 ± 0.57
Muslim 23 2.82 ± 0.48
Traditional 8 2.88 ± 0.52
GRAVIDA 1–3 206 2.87 ± 0.51 ***
4 And Above 95 3.08 ± 0.57
Mode of delivery Ceasarian section 103 2.96 ± 0.59
Vaginal delivery 297 2.96 ± 0.55
Antibiotic exposure Yes 261 2.96 ± 0.58
No 139 2.97 ± 0.53
  1. Results represented as mean ± SD. * means p < 0.05, ***p < 0.001