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Table 2 Obstetrics related characteristics of respondents’, Gondar University Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia, February 2013

From: Adverse birth outcomes among deliveries at Gondar University Hospital, Northwest Ethiopia

Characteristics Frequency Percent
ANC follow up status   
  Yes 415 86.3
  No 66 13.7
No of ANC visits   
  1 times 10 2.1
  2-3 times 127 26.4
  ≥4 times 278 57.8
Time of 1st ANC Visit   
  1st trimester 74 17.8
  2nd trimester 306 73.7
  3rd trimester 35 8.5
Modern contraceptive use prior to current pregnancy   
  Yes 352 73.2
  No 129 26.8
Types of contraceptive used   
  Injectible 246 69.9
  Pills 91 25.9
  Othersa 15 4.2
Dietary counseling during pregnancy   
  Yes 351 73.0
  No 130 27.0
Additional diet during pregnancy   
  Yes 347 72.1
  No 134 27.9
Parity   
  Premipara 203 42.2
  Multipara 278 57.8
Mode of delivery   
  SVD 390 81.1
  Instrumental delivery 24 5.0
  CS 67 13.9
Labour status   
  Spontaneous 438 91.1
  Induced 43 8.9
Labor duration   
  ≤ 9.4 hours 253 52.6
  >9.4 hours 228 47.4
Poor obstetrics history   
  None 410 85.2
  Perinatal death 23 6.7
  Abortion 33 4.6
Preterm/small baby 17 3.5
PROM in this pregnancy   
  Yes 108 22.5
  No 373 77.5
Congenital malformation   
  Yes 20 4.2
  No 461 95.8
Pregnancy status   
  Planed and wanted 415 86.3
  Unplanned but wanted 45 9.3
  Unplanned and unwanted 21 4.4
Birth space in years   
  <3 105 37.2
  3-4 101 35.8
  5+ 76 27.0
  1. a mainly Norplant and intra uterine device (IUCD).