Table 3

χ2 statistics for difference in the prevalence of maternal and child health indices between adolescent mothers and non-adolescent mothers

VariablesMotherhood descriptionχ2 P value
Adolescent mothersAdult mothers
Yes n (%)No n (%)Yes n (%)No n (%)
Presence of fistula24 (22.0)86 (78.0)0 (0.0)110 (100.0)26.939<0.001**
Sexual transmitted infection42 (38.0)68 (62.0)6 (5.0)104 (95.0)34.535<0.001**
Postpartum haemorrhage65 (59.0)45 (41.0)14 (13.0)96 (87.0)51.371<0.001**
Eclampsia22 (20.0)88 (80.0)9 (8.0)101 (92.0)6.3460.020*
Child infectious illness23 (21.0)86 (78.0)11 (10.0)98 (89.0)5.0180.040*
Child lost in 5 years23 (21.0)86 (78.0)8 (7.0)100 (91.0)8.3070.006*
Normal child weight49 (45.0)61 (55.0)78 (71.0)32 (29.0)15.67<0.001*
  • *Significant difference between group (p<0.05); **Significant difference between group (p<0.001)