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Table 4 Estimated risk of a life-threatening CS complication per 1,000 operations at a university hospital and a regional hospital in Tanzania between February and June 2012, including 95% confidence intervals

From: Maternal near-miss and death and their association with caesarean section complications: a cross-sectional study at a university hospital and a regional hospital in Tanzania

  Delivered at the university hospital Delivered at the regional hospital Delivered at other institutionsa Total
MNMb    
Number associated with CS 12 11 14 37
Risk/1,000 operationsc 6.0 (3.1–10) 17 (8.7–31) N/Dd N/Dd
Maternal deaths     
Number associated with CS 2 3 5 10
Risk/1,000 operationsc 1.0 (0.1–3.6) 4.7 (1.0–14) N/Dd N/Dd
MNMb and deaths     
Number associated with CS 14 14 19 47
Risk/1,000 operationsc 7.0 (3.8–12) 22 (12–37) N/Dd N/Dd
  1. aDelivered at other institutions and referred to the university hospital or the regional hospital.
  2. bMaternal near-miss.
  3. cNumber of cases with strong or moderate association with CS divided by the total number of CS at the university hospital (n = 2,014) and the regional hospital (n = 634).
  4. dNo denominator available for total number of CSs at other institutions.