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Table 4 Multivariate logistics regression analysis for socio-demographic predictors of facility neonatal mortality in the NICU

From: Morbidities & outcomes of a neonatal intensive care unit in a complex humanitarian conflict setting, Hajjah Yemen: 2017-2018

Demographic & clinical Variables Reference Adjusted OR 95% CI P-value
Newborn age at admission
− ≤ 24 h 8 to 28 days 2.51 1.22–5.13 0.012
− 2 to 7 days 8 to 28 days 1.46 0.69–3.08 0.323
Sex of newborn
− Male Female 1.14 0.75–1.73 0.546
Residence
− Rural Urban 1.85 0.94–3.66 0.077
Place of delivery
− Home Health facility 0.93 0.40–1.98 0.098
Mode of delivery
− Caesarean section Vaginal 0.38 0.20–0.73 0.004
Estimated gestational age at birth
− 32–37 weeks ≥ 37 weeks 3.09 1.26–7.59 0.014
− 28–32 weeks ≥ 37 weeks 6.18 2.12–18.01 0.001
− < 28 weeks ≥ 37 weeks 44.59 9.18–216.61 <  0.001
Admission weight
− 1501 to 2499 g ≥ 2500 g 1.65 0.64–4.28 0.303
− 1000 to 1500 g ≥ 2500 g 3.67 1.16–12.07 0.032
− < 1000 g ≥ 2500 g 17.42 2.97–102.08 0.002
Travel distance
− > 40 Km ≤ 40 Km 1.44 0.83–2.47 0.192
Travel time
− > 60 min ≤ 60 min 2.32 1.07–5.04 0.033
  1. Abbreviations: OR Odds Ration, CI Confidence Interval
  2. # Adjusted for sex of newborn, age of newborn at admission, estimated gestational age at birth, admission weight, place of residence, place of delivery, mode of delivery, number of gestation (singleton or multiple), travel time and admission diagnoses