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Table 1 Birth outcomes from Ndolage and Kilosa hospitals, 1994–1999

From: The impact of endemic and epidemic malaria on the risk of stillbirth in two areas of Tanzania with different malaria transmission patterns

Hospital Sample size Proportion deliveries in first pregnancy (95% CI) Prevalence low birthweight* (95 % CI) Prevalence all stillbirths (95 % CI)
    All PG MG All PG MG
Ndolage 7,825 36.8 (35.8–37.9) 11.9 (11.2–12.6) 16.2 (14.9–17.6) 9.4 (8.6–10.2) 2.4 (2.0–2.7) 1.7 (12-2.1) 2.6 (2.1–3.0)
Kilosa 7,350 39.7 (38.6–40.8) 17.5 (16.6–18.4) 25.5 (23.9–27.1) 12.2 (11.2–13.2) 4.8 (4.3–5.3) 4.2 (3.4–4.9) 5.2 (4.5–5.8)
  1. * twins and stillbirth excluded, risk period for low birthweight is calculated to start 3 months after the peak malaria period and to last for 5 months.