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Table 2 Association of obstetric factors and GBS colonisation among pregnant women

From: Prevalence and molecular characterization of group B streptococcus in pregnant women from hospitals in Ohangwena and Oshikoto regions of Namibia

Characteristic Category GBS non-colonised frequency (n = 198) GBS colonised frequency (n = 12) P value
Parity 0 43 (21.7%) 2 (16.7%) 0.659
1–2 82 (41.4%) 4 (33.3%)
≥3 73 (36.9%) 6 (50.0%)
Still births 0 183 (92.4%) 12 (100%) 0.613
1–2 13 (6.6%) 0 (0.0%)
≥3 2 (1.0%) 0 (0.0%)
Miscarriages 0 178 (89.9%) 10 (83.3%) 0.471
1–2 20 (10.1%) 2 (16.7%)
≥3 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)