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Table 3 Birthing experiences of surveyed women

From: Waiting for attention and care: birthing accounts of women in rural Tanzania who developed obstetric fistula as an outcome of labour

  Frequency %
Place of delivery   
   Home 10 6.6
   Traditional birth attendant (TBA)'s home 7 4.6
   On the road 5 3.3
   Dispensary/health Centre 12 7.9
   Hospital 117 77.5
   Total 151 100
Who assisted during labour   
   Doctor 72 47.7
   Midwife 54 35.8
   TBA 12 7.9
   Family members 12 7.9
   Others 1 0.7
   Total 151 100
Who decided where to deliver   
   Husband 68 45.0
   Mother in law 23 15.3
   Mother 31 20.5
   Father 14 9.3
   Self 10 6.6
   Traditional birth attendant 5 3.3
   Total 151 100
How did you get to the health care facility   
   By foot 28 18.5
   Carried 2 1.4
   Bike/public transport 65 43.0
   Ox-cart/donkey/horse 1 0.7
   Private car 44 29.1
   Others 11 7.3
   Total 151 100
How many times did the sun rise from the onset of labour until they reached place of delivery   
   0 1 0.7
   1 50 33.1
   2 47 31.1
   3 27 17.9
   4 3 2.0
   Missing 23 15.2
   Total 151 100
How many times did the sun rise from the onset of labour until the baby was out   
   1 38 25.2
   2 37 24.4
   3 41 27.2
   4 9 5.9
   5 1 0.7
   Missing 25 15.5
   Total 151 100