Table 3

Characteristics of women referred from health centres to Salima District Hospital

Standards

Initial audit (n = 60)

Re-audit (n = 62)

p-value


Mean age in years (Standard Deviation)

25(6)

24(6)

0.205

Median parity (range)

3(1–10)

3(1–9)

0.156

Indications for referral

Prolonged/obstructed labour (%)

60.0

58.1

0.927

Obstetric haemorrhage (%)

13.3

11.3

0.686

Puerperal sepsis (%)

8.3

6.5

0.616

Preeclampsia/eclampsia (%)

6.7

11.3

0.444

Complications of abortion (%)

10.0

6.5

0.425

Retained placenta (%)

1.7

3.2

0.808

Delivery by Caesarean section (%)

31.7

35.5

0.635

Perinatal mortality (%)

8.3

4.8

0.380

Case fatality rate (%)

5.0

3.2

0.521


Kongnyuy et al. BMC Health Services Research 2008 8:190   doi:10.1186/1472-6963-8-190

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