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Table 1 Characteristics of near miss/maternal deaths at Damascus Maternity University Hospital, Syria

From: Obstetric near-miss and maternal mortality in maternity university hospital, Damascus, Syria: a retrospective study

Characteristics Near miss n = 901(%) Maternal death n = 15(%)
Age μ ± SD yrs 28.4 ± 7.1 29.1 ± 7.1
Parity: Median (range) 2 (0-15) 2 (0-8)
   0 252 (28.0) 1 (6.7)
   1-3 369 (40.8) 9 (60.0)
   4 or more 280 (31.1) 5 (33.3)
Previous liveborn babies 2 (0-12) 2 (0-5)
Previous stillbirth 0 (0-8) 0 (0-3)
Gestational age at delivery   
   GA < 28 wks 110 (12.2) 3 (20.0)
   GA 28-32 wks 112 (12.4) 1 (6.7)
   GA 33 -36 wks 176 (19.5) 1 (6.7)
   GA >36 wks 503 (55.8) 10 (66.7)
Complication development   
During hospitalisation 62 (6.9) 6 (40.0)
Referred: 839 (93.2) 9 (60.0)
Home 604 (67.0) 3 (20.0)
Private doctor 99 (11.0) 1 (6.7)
Maternity centre 45 (5.0) 0 (0.0)
Hospital 87 (9.7) 4 (26.7)
Not specified 4 (0.4) 1 (6.7)
Type of delivery   
Vaginal 412 (45.7) 5 (33.3)
Caesarean section* 489 (54.3) 10 (66.7)