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Table 2 Results

From: Sublingual misoprostol versus standard surgical care for treatment of incomplete abortion in five sub-Saharan African countries

  Misoprostol Surgical RR (95% CI) / p-value
  n = 465 n = 374  
Success: % (n)a    
 Complete abortion 94.4 (439) 100.0 (374) 0.90 (0.88-0.92)
 Incomplete abortion/ongoing pregnancy 5.6 (26) 0.0 (0)
Success by site    
 Senegal 92.9 (92/99) 100.0 (100/100) 0.89 (0.84-0.94)
 Niger 88.7 (63/71) 100.0 (81/81) 0.85 (0.78-0.92)
 Mauritania 91.4 (53/58) 100.0 (61/61) 0.87 (0.81-0.94)
 Nigeria 96.2 (25/26) 100.0 (25/25) 0.92 (0.85-0.99)
 Burkina Faso 97.6 (206/211) 100.0 (107/107) 0.97 (0.97-0.97)
Ultrasound used to evaluate successb: % (n) 39.1 (167/427) 17.8 (60/338) p < 0.001
 Senegalc 81.1 (77/95) 18.6 (16/86) p < 0.001
 Other 4 sites 27.1 (90/332) 17.5 (44/252) p < 0.01
Women who made an unscheduled visitd 2.9 (13/452) 1.1 (4/366) p = 0.14
Women who called the providere 6.0 (27/448) 1.1 (4/364) p < 0.01
  1. a21 women from the Niger site were lost to follow-up: 15 in the misoprostol arm and 6 in the surgical arm.
  2. bUltrasound data is not available for 74 women: 38 in the misoprostol arm and 36 in the surgical arm.
  3. cSenegal was required by their IRB to use ultrasound in evaluating outcome.
  4. d3 women in the misoprostol arm made 2 unscheduled visits; all others made only 1 unscheduled visit.
  5. e4 women in the misoprostol arm called twice; all other callers called once.