Table 4

Association of adolescent motherhood with maternal and child health indices

VariablesAdolescent mothers (<18 years old)
Unadj OR (95% CI)Adj† OR (95% CI)
Presence of fistula
 No1.001.00
 Yes9.18 (0.00)5.01 (3.01 to 14.27)*
Sexual transmitted infection
 No1.001.00
 Yes7.24 (2.41 to 21.70)*6.29 (2.26 to 17.51)*
Presence of eclampsia
 No1.001.00
 Yes2.20 (0.68 to 7.03)2.17 (0.70 to 6.68)
Postpartum haemorrhage
 No1.001.00
 Yes8.19 (3.73 to 17.97)*6.83 (2.93 to 15.92)*
Child infectious illness
 No1.001.00
 Yes0.96 (0.33 to 2.78)1.20 (0.44 to 3.29)
Child lost in 5 years
 No1.001.00
 Yes3.52 (1.07 to 11.60)*2.30 (0.74 to 7.15)
Normal child weight at birth
 No1.001.00
 Yes0.39 (0.17 to 0.89)*0.34 (0.15 to 0.73)*
  • *Significant at p<0.05, Model fit: (X2=113.182; df=7; −2 Log Likelihood=184.867; R2=0.564; p<0.001).

  • †OR adjusted for participants’ sociodemographic characteristics, socioeconomic status and marriage and pregnancy characteristic.

  • Adj, adjusted; Unadj, unadjusted.