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Table 3 Distribution of referred women by types of complications (%)

From: Women-focused development intervention reduces delays in accessing emergency obstetric care in urban slums in Bangladesh: a cross-sectional study

Types of complications Women referred from
  Delivery Centre N = 225 Home N = 225 Total
Single life-threatening complications    
   Haemorrhage 6.2 16.9 11.6
   Eclampsia 2.2 6.1 4.1
Multiple life-threatening complications    
   Haemorrhage with PIH/PET/breech presentation 1.8 3.6 2.7
   Eclampsia, haemorrhage/PIH - 2.2 1.1
   Retained placenta with haemorrhage 4.9 2.7 3.8
   Retained placenta with PET 1.8 - 0.9
Single non-life-threatening complications    
   Prolonged and/or obstructed labour 60.4 32.0 46.2
   Pre-eclampsia 1.3 6.7 4.0
   Pregnancy induced hypertension 7.2 18.2 12.7
Multiple non-life-threatening complications    
   Prolong labour with PIH/PET/breech presentation 13.8 10.7 12.2
   Puerperal pyrexia 0.4 0.9 0.7
  1. *PET = Pre-eclamptic toxaemia; PIH = pregnancy induced hypertension