Table 4

Mobility during labour by study site

Variables

Referral

District

Regional

Coastal district

Total


N*

419

333

250

149

1151

At home:

Mobile (%)

46 (11.3)

89 (27.6)

32 (12.9)

2 (1.4)

169 (15.0)

Stayed in bed (%)

162 (39.9)

81 (25.1)

84 (33.7)

44 (29.9)

371 (33.0)

Rested, little movement (%)

195 (48.0)

151 (48.2)

132 (53.0)

101 (68.7)

581 (51.6)

In labour ward:

Mobile (%)

13 (3.1)

14 (4.5)

5 (2.0)

0 (0)

32 (2.9)

Stayed in bed (%)

281 (67.5)

148 (47.3)

161 (64.7)

81 (56.3)

671 (59.8)

Rested, little movement (%)

120 (28.8)

151 (48.2)

83 (33.3)

63 (43.8)

417 (37.2)

Wanted to be mobile (%)1

76 (27.2)

56 (37.8)

40 (24.8)

17(21.3)

189 (28.3)


* Sample size differs from original N for some variables due to missing data/non-responses 1 Calculated using those who stayed in bed in the labour ward as the denominator. Source: Exit interviews

Lugina et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2004 4:3   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-4-3

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