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Table 1 Characteristics of near miss cases and general obstetric population (GOP) attending the tertiary care Maternity

From: Appropriate criteria for identification of near-miss maternal morbidity in tertiary care facilities: A cross sectional study

  Near miss cases GOP
Characteristics N % %
Age (n = 124)    
   <20 years 19 15.3 7.3
   20–29 years 52 41.9 54.2
   30–39 years 48 38.7 34.0
   >39 years 5 4.1 4.5
Parity (n = 124)    
   0 42 33.9 36.5
   1–2 50 40.3 41.6
   3 or more 32 25.8 21.9
Resolution of pregnancy at (n = 118):    
   Gestational age <28 weeks 16 13.6 0.3
   Gestational age between 28 and 32 weeks 25 21.2 1.4
   Gestational age between 33 and 36 weeks 35 29.6 5.9
   Gestational age > 36 weeks 42 35.6 92.4
Type of delivery (n = 118)    
   Vaginal 21 17.8 66.1
   Caesarian 97 82.2 33.9
Abortions 4 3.2 NA
Stillbirths 12 11.2 NA
Use of neonatal ICU 39 36.4 NA
Primary determinant factors of near miss    
   Hypertensive syndromes 71 57.3 --
   Hemorrhage 17 13.7 --
   Sepsis 6 4.8 --
   Abortion 4 3.2 --
   Non-obstetrical complication 26 21.0 --
  1. NA: Not available