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Table 2 Characteristics of biological mothers. Assis Brazil, Acre, 2003 and 2011

From: Prenatal care and childbirth assistance in Amazonian women before and after the Pacific Highway Construction (2003–2011): a cross-sectional study

Variables 2003 (all ethnicities) 2011 (all ethnicities) p valueb
  N (154)c % N (412)c %  
Religion      0023
 not adept 11 9.01 71 17.30
 adept 111 90.98 349 82.70
Ethnicity      <0.001
 indigenous 0 0.00 59 14.40
 Black 7 5.79 17 4.10
 “parda” 94 77.69 274 66.70
 White 20 16.52 61 14.80
Education      0.292
 0 to 4 years 28 26.93 105 28.60
 > 4 years 76 73.08 262 71.40
Maternal marital situation during pregnancy      -
 Lack of partner - - 82 20.00
 Presence of partner - - 327 80.00
Cigarette smoking during pregnancy      0.072
 yes 25 16.89 46 11.17
 no 123 83.11 366 88.83
Alcohol consumption during pregnancy      0.427
 yes 18 12.30 41 10.00
 no 128 87.70 370 90.00
Current gestational status      -
 multiparous - - 281 68.40
 primiparous - - 130 31.60
Previous abortions or stillbirths      -
 yes - - 73 18.90
 no - - 314 81,14
Number of previous pregnancies - - 412 1.96a -
Age at current pregnancy (in years) - 22.18a 411 23.45a 0.853
  1. aMean
  2. bPearson’s chi-square test
  3. cThe n may vary due to non-response (missing)