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Table 4 Relation between pregnancy intention and pregnancy outcomes, Sohag district, Egypt, 2016

From: Prevalence, determinants, and outcomes of unintended pregnancy in Sohag district, Egypt

Parameter Intended
No. (%)
Mistimed
No. (%)
Unwanted
No. (%)
Total (n = 554)
No. (%)
p value
ANC
 < 4 33 (8.6) 13 (13.3) 3 (4.2) 49 (8.8) 0.11
 ≥ 4 351 (91.4) 85 (86.7) 69 (95.8) 505 (91.2)
Start of ANC
 In the first trimester 329 (85.7) 59 (60.2) 41 (56.9) 429 (77.4) < 0.0001*
 After that 55 (14.3) 39 (39.8) 31 (43.1) 125 (22.6)
Complications
 No 325 (84.6) 80 (81.6) 47 (65.3) 452 (81.6) 0.001*
 Yes 59 (15.4) 18 (18.4) 25 (34.7) 102 (18.4)
Place of delivery
 Hospital 348 (90.6) 91 (92.9) 57 (79.2) 496 (89.5) 0.007*
 Home 36 (9.4) 7 (7.1) 15 (20.8) 58 (10.5)
Pregnancy outcome
 Abortion 15 (3.9) 7 (7.1) 2 (2.8) 24 (4.3) 0.14
 Live birth 359 (93.5) 91 (92.9) 70 (97.2) 520 (93.9)
 Dead birth 10 (2.6) 0 (0) 0 (0) 10 (1.8)
Duration (n = 520)#
 Term 324 (90.3) 85 (93.4) 61 (87.1) 470 (90.4) 0.41
 Preterm 35 (9.8) 6 (6.6) 9 (16.9) 50 (9.9)
Birth weight (n = 520) #
 LBW 38 (10.6) 20 (22.0) 11 (15.7) 69 (13.3) 0.01*
 Average 321 (89.4) 71 (78.0) 59 (84.3) 451 (86.7)
Incubator admission (n = 520) #
 Yes 89 (24.8) 32 (35.2) 16 (22.9) 137 (26.3) 0.14
 No 270 (75.2) 59 (64.8) 54 (77.1) 383 (73.7)
Breastfeeding
 Yes 328 (91.4) 69 (75.8) 61 (87.1) 458 (88.1) < 0.0001*
 No 31 (8.6) 22 (24.2) 9 (12.9) 62 (11.9)
Initiation of breastfeeding
 Within the first hour 220 (67.1) 52 (75.4) 44 (72.1) 316 (69.0) 0.34
 After that 108 (32.9) 17 (24.6) 17 (27.9) 142 (31.0)
  1. Percentages are represented as column percentage
  2. *Significant at p < 0.05
  3. #The total does not sum up to 554 due to occurrence of 24 abortions and 10 deaths