Table 1

Sociodemographic and obstetric conditions of study participants

Variablesn%
Age (years)
 <20787.9
 20–3585086.7
 > 35535.4
Duration of hospitalisation
 1–7 days67470.8
 >7 days27829.2
Type of CS
 Elective/planned727.4
 Emergency90892.6
Gravidity
 130531.1
 2–442143.0
 >425425.9
Parity
 031932.5
 1–447348.3
 > 418819.2
Gestational age
 Preterm (36  weeks)11111.3
 Term (37–42 weeks)86388.1
 Post-term (>42 weeks)40.6
Onset of labour
 Spontaneous72874.4
 Induced/CS before labour25125.6
Fetal presentation
 Cephalic80882.4
 Breech13513.8
 Transverse/oblique/brow/others373.8
Fetal status at birth
 Alive92494.3
 Stillbirths565.7
Apgar score at  5 min
 <7899.5
 >783690.5
Birth weight (g)
 <250015716.1
 2500–400077980.1
 >4000373.8
Potential life-threatening conditions (n=245)
 Severe postpartum hemorrhage181.8
 Severe pre-eclampsia12212.4
 Eclampsia626.3
 Ruptured uterus60.6
 Sepsis141.4
 Transfusion of blood (>1 unit RBC)10710.9
Maternal status at discharge
 Alive97199.1
 Dead90.9
  • CS, caesarean section; RBC, red blood cells.