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Table 1 Basic characteristics of 389 women diagnosed with eclampsia

From: Criteria-based audit on management of eclampsia patients at a tertiary hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Basic characteristic Eclampsia   
  Antepartum
(n = 184)
Intrapartum
(n = 159)
Postpartum
(n = 46)
Total
(n = 389)
  n % n % n % n %
Age (years):
15–24 125 68 104 65 33 72 262 67
25–34 43 23 44 28 7 15 94 24
35–45 8 4.3 4 2.5 5 11 17 4.4
Unknown 8 4.3 7 4.4 1 2.2 16 4.1
Parity:
0 122 66 106 67 32 70 260 67
1–2 52 28 41 26 13 28 106 27
3–7 10 5.4 12 7.5 1 2.2 23 5.9
Number of antenatal visits:
0 14 7.6 11 6.9 6 13 31 7.9
1–2 79 43 54 34 19 41 152 39
≥3 91 50 94 59 21 46 206 53
Induction 184 100 8 5.0 - - 192 49
Mode of delivery:
SVD* 145 79 104 65 29 63 278 72
CS* 32 17 39 25 5 11 76 20
LCVE* 1 0.5 1 0.6 - - 2 0.5
ABD* 4 2.2 3 1.9 1 2.2 8 2.1
Others 1 0.5 10 6.3 1 2.2 12 3.1
Unknown 1 0.5 2 1.3 10 22 13 3.3
  1. *SVD = Spontaneous vertex delivery, CS = Caesarean section, LCVE = Low cavity vacuum extraction, ABD = Assisted breech delivery; 23% of patient delivered by CS were initially had induction of labour