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Table 1 PE/E caseload, supplies, and equipment at health facilities, by facility type

From: Prevention and management of severe pre-eclampsia/eclampsia in Afghanistan

Item CHCs and district hospitals (n = 43) Provincial hospitals (n = 25) Regional and specialized hospitals (n = 10) p-value
No. of vaginal deliveries in last 12 months     
 Median 1,078 7,516 35,182 <0.001
 Range 76–7,002 920–43,772 6,368–82,124  
No. of PE/E cases in last 12 months     
 Median 5 44 108 <0.001
 Range 0–42 0–130 32–540  
At least one PE/E case treated in past 3 months (%) 72.1 100.0 100.0 0.003
Guidelines present in maternity ward (%)     
 Focused ANC 88.4 92.0 100.0 0.500
 Management of obstetric complications 83.7 88.0 100.0 0.378
Supplies and equipment available (%)     
 BP cuff and stethoscope 100.0 100.0 100.0 1.000
 Urine test strips 62.8 64.0 60.0 1.000
 Complete IV seta 76.7 96.0 80.0 0.088
Any anti-hypertensive available (%) b 95.4 88.0 100.0 0.404
Anticonvulsants available (%)     
 MgSO4 93.0 96.0 100.0 1.000
 Diazepam 90.7 96.0 70.0 0.090
Among facilities that administered anticonvulsants in last 3 months, drugs (%) used (n = 33) (n = 25) (n = 10)  
 MgSO4 only 66.6 40.0 50.0 0.449
 Diazepam only 0 4.0 0  
 Both drugs 33.3 56.0 50.0  
  1. aIncludes IV cannulae, catheter for IV line, and IV infusion stand.
  2. bHydralazine, methyldopa, and/or nefedipine.