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Table 3 Maternal characteristics of women admitted to the eclampsia ward in the initial audit and re-audit

From: Improved quality of management of eclampsia patients through criteria based audit at Muhimbili National Hospital, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Bridging the quality gap

  Initial audit Re-audit p- value
  No % No %  
Age (years):      
15-24 262 67 20 23 <0.001
25-34 94 24 54 61  
≥35 33 8.5 14 16  
Parity:      
0 260 67 59 67.0 <0.001
1-2 106 27 22 25  
≥3 23 5.9 7 8.0  
Gestational age (weeks):      
24-32 55 14 21 24 0.024
33-36 154 40 17 19  
≥37 178 46 50 57  
Unknown 2 0.5    
No of ANC visits:      
0 31 7.9 7 7.9 0.013
1-2 152 39 22 25  
≥3 206 53 59 67  
Mode of delivery:      
SVD 278 72 47 53 0.001
CS 76 20 38 43  
ABD 8 2 2 2.3  
others 27 6.0 1 1.1  
Maternal outcome      
Dead 30 7.7 0 0 0.001
Alive 359 92.3 88 100  
  1. *SVD=Spontaneous vertex deliver, CS=Caesarean section, ABD=assisted breech delivery and ANC= Antenatal clinic, P-value for chi-square test of association.