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Table 5 Time required for decision making to seek EmOC care by complications

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

Complications Median time (hours) for decision-making process to seek care
  Delivery Centre N = 225 Home N = 225 P value
Life-threatening complications    
   • Eclampsia 0.3 2.9  
   • Haemorrhage 0.9 2.3  
   • Retained placenta with haemorrhage 0.6 2.2  
   • Haemorrhage with PIH/PET/breech presentation 0.6 3.5  
Median time (hours) 0.9 2.3 0.002
Non-life-threatening complications    
   • Pre-eclampsia 4.2 6.6  
   • Prolonged and/or obstructed labour 3.5 11.3  
   • Prolong labour with PIH/PET/breech presentation 2.8 5.2  
   • Pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH) 1.0 2.0  
   • Puerperal pyrexia 0.4 7.0  
Median time (hours) 2.8 7.5 < 0.001
  1. *PET = Pre-eclamptic toxaemia; PIH = pregnancy induced hypertension