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Table 1 Characteristics of women participating in the case control study

From: Complications of childbirth and maternal deaths in Kinshasa hospitals: testimonies from women and their families

Characteristic Died
(%)
Alive
(%)
Total (%) p
Age     
<20 8 9 9 0.712
20-34 66 69 68  
35 + 26 22 23  
Total (n) (110) (208) (318)  
Median age 30 29 30  
Civil status
Not married 19 26 24 0.092
Married 81 74 76  
Total (n) (110) (208) (318)  
Woman's level of education
Primary school or none 22 18 20 0.291
Secondary school or more 78 82 80  
Total (n) (96) (206) (302)  
Partner's level of education
Primary school or none 5 6 6 0.577
Secondary school or more 95 94 94  
Total (n) (58) (137) (195)  
Length of stay in Kinshasa
Resident 73 67 69 0.164
Migrant 27 33 31  
Total (n) (98) (204) (302)  
Type of care
Caesarean section 30 56 47 0.000
Curettage/EUA 13 16 15 -
Transfusion 31 29 30 0.049
Induction of labor 16 26 23 -
Total (n) (110) (208) (318) -
Antenatal care (at least once)     
Yes 71 97 88 0.000
No 29 3 12  
Total (n) (110) (208) (318)  
Type first contact facility
Health centre 45 24 31  
Medical health centre. 25 26 26 0.000
Hospital (reference facility) 30 50 43  
Total (n) (110) (208) (318)