Table 4

Risk factors at antenatal evaluation for an infant being born small for gestational age (SGA) among pregnant women who presented to Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais (HUM) for antenatal care and returned for facility delivery (n=972)

OR95% CIP valueAOR95% CIP value
Age (years)
 <201.300.83 to to 1.750.72
 >341.531.06 to 2.200.0241.761.18 to 2.590.01
Distance from town to hospital (km)1.010.99 to 1.020.35
Probability of poverty*1.010.94 to 1.080.831.010.96 to 1.070.86
Pesticide use in the past year1.060.69 to 1.640.78
Twin pregnancy2521.08 to 6.080.03953.281.20 to 8.950.019
First pregnancy1.401.09 to 1.790.00841.571.12 to 2.230.0085
No. of prior live births0.960.86 to 1.060.39
No. of prior stillbirths1.250.88 to 1.770.201.380.97 to 1.950.077
No. of prior miscarriages0.800.53 to 1.220.30
No. of prior abortions0.400.17 to 0.960.0400.410.17 to 0.970.044
Food Consumption Score
 Borderline1.210.76 to 1.910.42
 Poor1.250.56 to 2.770.59
Household Hunger Scale
 No hungerRef
 Moderate1.080.76 to 1.540.65
 Severe0.870.62 to 1.240.45
  • *Per 0.1 increase in probability of poverty household consumption less than one dollar per day.

  • HUM, Hôpital Universitaire de Mirebalais; km, kilometre; SGA, small for gestational age.