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Table 5 Effect of the intervention on percentage of adolescent pregnancy and birth outcome

From: Strengths of community and health facilities based interventions in improving women and adolescents’ care seeking behaviors as approaches for reducing maternal mortality and improving birth outcome among low income communities of Egypt

Indicator+
(8 indicators)
Initial Assessment
No = 643
Evaluation No = 773 Percent
Change
P value
No % No %
1. Current age at most recent birth is < 20 years 85 62% 54 7.0% −55.0% .0001**
2. Current age at most recent birth is > 40 years 0 0.0% 1 0.1% 0.1% .211
3. Pregnancies ended in still births are ≥1 115 17.9% 50 6.4% −11.5% .0001**
4. Pregnancies ended in abortion are ≥1 268 41.7% 154 19.9% −21.8% .0001**
5. Current pregnancy is unwanted 257 39.9% 194 25.1% −14.8% .0001**
6. Most recently delivered babies with low birth weight 44 6.8% 13 1.7% −5.1% .0001**
7. Most recently delivered babies are premature 18 2.8% 4 0.5% −2.3% .0001**
8. Most recently delivered babies have birth defects 3 0.5% 1 0.1% −0.4% .079
  1. + newly married – non pregnant women as well as 1st pregnancy are excluded from the calculation
  2. * = Sig, ** = highly sig