Table 5: Risk factors associated with low birthweight (<2500 g).

Factor levelRisk factorCrude ORAdjusted OR(95% CI) -value

BackgroundAge (continuous per year) 0.91 0.93(0.861.0) .068
District of residence
 Kampala1.01.0
 Wakiso0.860.98(0.45–2.13).97
 Other0.210.21(0.01–1.06).14
Education (continuous per level)1.11.05(0.61–1.81).87
IntermediateGravidity
 G11.01.0
 G2-30.691.22(0.54–2.77).63
G4 0.70(0.14–3.51).67
Placental malaria (active + past)1.480.72(0.29–1.80).48
 Active infection1.610.69(0.24–1.96).49
 Past infection1.050.77(0.16–3.77).75
Haemoglobin level 0.83(0.700.99) .033
ProximateUse of bednet1.331.65(0.72–3.79).24
Received IPT
 None1.01.0
 1 dose of SP1.201.21(0.56–2.63).63
 2 doses of SP0.840.96(0.30–3.09).94
Iron supplementation0.740.19(0.02–1.58).12
Folic acid supplementation1.04.48(0.57–34.9).15

Significant associations ( ).