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Table 2 Reproductive Health of Traders (N = 305)

From: The effects of occupational pollutants on the reproductive health of female informal street traders in Warwick junction, Durban, South Africa – a cross-sectional study

Reproductive CharacteristicsN (%)
Gravidity (pregnant before)289 (95)
Parity (n = 289)*
 Primigravidity28 (9)
 Multiparous200 (69)
 Grand multiparity61 (21)
Reproductive Outcomes
Total number of pregnancies876
Live infants808
Sex of infants
 Males394 (49)
 Females414 (51)
Spontaneous abortions23 (3)
Ectopic pregnancy3 (0.3)
Low birth weight58 (7)
Doctor diagnosed infertility17 (6)
  1. *Primigravidity – woman who has been pregnant once only
  2. Multiparous – women who has had 2–4 pregnancies.
  3. Grand multiparity – woman with 5 or more completed pregnancies reaching gestational viability.