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Table 4 Comparison of near-miss cases and maternal deaths in Kassala hospital, Sudan: 2008-2010

From: Maternal near-miss in a rural hospital in Sudan

Variable Near-miss cases(N= 205) Maternal Deaths(N= 40) P
The mean ± SD (95% CI) of    
Age, years 25.5± 6 (25.6-27.3) 28.2±5.7 (26.4-29.9) 0.5
Parity 3.0.1± 9 (2.7-3.2) 2.6± 1.8 (2.0-3.1) 0.7
Gestational age, weeks 34.8± 8.0 (33.7-35.8) 25.0± 6.6 (22.9-27.0) <0.001
Number (%, 95% CI) of    
Rural residence 133(64.9,58.1-71.1) 26(65.0,49.3-78.5) 0.9
Illiteracy 110(53.7, 46.8-60.4) 17(42.5, 27.9-58.0) 0.4
No antenatal care 139(67.8, 61.1-73.9) 22(55.0, 39.5-69.8) 0.1