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Table 1 Selected characteristics of mothers and singleton deliveries at MNH, 1999–2005

From: Impact of change in maternal age composition on the incidence of Caesarean section and low birth weight: analysis of delivery records at a tertiary hospital in Tanzania, 1999–2005

Age at delivery(yrs) Number Percent
12–19 16573 18
20–29 52385 57
30–34 14345 16
35–50 8396 9
Status of referral   
Non official 80705 88
Official 10994 12
Parity   
1 40187 44
2 23141 25
3–5 24006 26
6+ 4365 5
Mode of delivery   
Vaginal 72431 79
CS 19268 21
Birth Weight   
2500 g or above 76889 84
1500 g–2499.9 g 11962 13
<1500 g 2848 3
Use of Oxytocin   
Not used 85198 93
Used 6501 7
APGAR Score at five minutes   
8–10 75095 82
≤ 7 16604 18