Table 1

Background parameters in the two groups of women subjected to emergency caesarean section using two different prophylactic regimens
Variable Single dose (N = 250) Multiple doses (N = 250) p-value
Age of participants
 20 years and below 38 (15.2%) 42 (16.8%) 0.612
 21-30 years 146 (58.4%) 135 (54.0%)
 Above 30 years 66 (26.4%) 73 (29.2%)
Gravidity
 Primegravida 77 (30.8%) 83 (33.2%) 0.565
 Multigravida 173 (69.2%) 167 (66.8%)
Body mass index (kg/m2)
 Normal weight 55 (22%) 67 (26.8%) 0.123
 Overweight 112 (44.8%) 120 (48.0%)
 Obese 83 (33.2%) 63 (25.2%)
Presence of caesarean section scar
 NO 152 (60.8%) 163 (65.2%) 0.308
 YES 98 (39.2%) 87 (34.8%)
Amniotic membrane during operation
 Intact 121 (48.4%) 92 (36.8%) 0.009
 Ruptured 129 (51.6%) 158 (63.2%)
Duration of operation(minutes)
 ≤60 minutes 151 (60.4%) 140 (56.0%) 0.319
 >60 minutes 99 (39.6%) 110 (44.0%)

Lyimo et al.

Lyimo et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13:123   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-13-123

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