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Table 3 Delivery and newborn characteristics, Salavan Province, Laos, 2014

From: Prevalence of malaria in pregnancy in southern Laos: a cross-sectional survey

  Hospital survey N = 331
n (%) or mean (95 % CI)
Multiple birth 8/331 (2.4)
Gestational age (weeks of gestation) 38 (38–38)
Delivery outcome
 Live-birth 325 (98.2)
 Stillbirth 6 (1.8)
Maternal Hb level (g/dL)a 11.4 (11.3–11.6)
Maternal anaemia (Hb < 11 g/dL)a 112/327 (34.3)
Preterm birth 28 (8.5)
Sex ratio (m/f) 0.98
Birth weight (grams)a,b 2793 (2745–2842)
LBW (<2500 g)a,b 76/317 (24.0)
SGAa,b 72/313 (23.0)
  1. Hb haemoglobin
  2. aN = 331 women at delivery or indicated otherwise. Hb level was missing for four women in Toumlane District Hospital because of a defective device
  3. bMean birth weight and proportions of LBW and SGA were calculated in live-singletons only. SGA was defined using the INTERGROWTH charts in newborns born from 33 to 43 weeks of gestation [12]