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Table 4 The association of socioeconomic status and residency area with chromosome/chromatid breaks in young mothers with history of a DS child

From: The demographic data and the high frequency of chromosome/chromatid breaks as biomarkers for genome integrity have a role in predicting the susceptibility to have Down syndrome in a cohort of Egyptian young-aged mothers

Studied variable Chromosome/chromatid breaks OR (95% CI) P value
Present (no. 38) Absent (no. 12)
Socioeconomic status High 12 (31.6%) 7 (58.3%) 0.330 (0.087–1.254) 0.104
Low 26 (68.4%) 5 (41.7%) 3.033 (0.797–11.539)
Residency area Rural 22 (57.9%) 8 (66.7%) 0.688 (0.176–2.684) 0.589
Urban 16 (42.1%) 4 (33.3%) 1.454 (0.372–5.679)