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Table 1 Characteristics of the studies and populations included in the analyses

From: Maternal infection and risk of intrapartum death: a population based observational study in South Asia

Characteristics Bangladesh India
Location Three districts: Bogra, Maulvibazaar, and Faridpur Three districts of Jharkhand and Orissa (eastern India): Keonjhar, West Singhbhum, and Saraikela
Study period Feb, 2005 to June, 2011 July, 2005 to July, 2010
Study design 1st cRCT, factorial design, open cohort between February 2005 and December 2007. cRCT, open cohort between 2005 and July 2010.
  2. 2nd cRCT, open cohort between Jan 2009 to June 2011.  
Cluster characteristics Villages making up a union 8–10 villages with residents classified as tribal or other backwards caste.
Number of clusters analysed 18 36
Participants Women aged between 15 and 49 y who had given birth in study period and their infants. Women aged between 15 and 49 y who had given birth in study period and their infants.
Early neonatal mortality rate prior to intervention (per 1,000 live births) 33 40
Maternal signs of infection available for analysis Fever and PROM Fever