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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of all women and women who experienced a near-miss eventin the four study hospitals

From: A cross sectional study of maternal ‘near-miss’ cases in major public hospitals in Egypt, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria

Hospital/Country Egypt Lebanon Palestine Syria
  Al Galaa Hospital Rafik Hariri University Hospital Ramallah Hospital Dar Al Tawleed Hospital
  All womenb Women with an MNM P-value All women Women with a MNM P-valuea All women Women with a MNM P-valuea All women Women with a MNM P-valuea
  N (%) N (%)   N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)  
Age mean (SD) in Years (NA) 27.8 (4.6)   27.7 (6.4) 30.6 (5.6)   27.6 (5.8) 32.4 (8.3)   25.8 (6.7) 28.7 (8.5) 0.045
Age    (NA)    0.718    0.000    0.000
<20 year (NA) 0 (0.0)   95 (8.1) 0 (0.0)   115 (9.3) 0 (0.0)   465 (13.7) 2 (11.1)  
20-35 (NA) 31 (96.9)   915 (77.7) 4 (80.0)   992 (80.2) 8 (50.0)   2653 (78.2) 10 (55.6)  
36+ (NA) 1 (3.1)   168 (14.3) 1 (20.0)   130 (10.5) 8 (50.0)   275 (8.1) 6 (33.3)  
Marital Status    (NA)    0.873    0.974    0.010
Married (NA) 30 (93.8)   1175 (99.7) 5 (100)   1234 (99.8) 16 (100)   3369(0.2) 17(100)  
Single/widow/divorced (NA) 2 (6.2)   3 (0.3) 0 (0.0)   2 (0.2) 0 (0.0)   7 (0.2) 0 (0.0)  
Years of schoolingc    (NA)    0.015    (NA)    0.244
No education (NA) (NA)   12 (1.0) 0 (0.0)   (NA) (NA)   166(7.5) 1(10)  
Primary (1–6 years) (NA) (NA)   216 (18.3) 4 (80.0)   (NA) (NA)   796(36) 5(50)  
Lower secondary (7–9 years) (NA) (NA)   537 (45.6) 0 (0.0)   (NA) (NA)   829(37.4) 1 (10)  
Upper secondary (10–12) (NA) (NA)   289 (24.5) 1 (20.0)   (NA) (NA)   290 (13.1) 3(30)  
Tertiary (>12 years) (NA) (NA)   124 (10.5) 0 (0.0)   (NA) (NA)   133(6) 0 (0)  
Parity    (NA)    0.444    0.001    0.447
0 (NA) 6 (18.8)   378 (32.1) 3 (60.0)   261 (21.1) 1 (6.3)   826(24.1) 5 (27.8)  
1-2 (NA) 12 (37.5)   576 (48.9) 1 (20.0)   488 (39.5) 3 (18.8)   1519(44.4) 5 (27.8)  
3-4 (NA) 13 (40.7)   170 (14.5) 1 (20.0)   313 (25.3) 5 (31.3)   773 (22.6) 5 (27.8)  
5 + (NA) 1 (3.1)   53 (4.5) 0 (0.0)   175 (14.1) 7 (43.8)   305(8.9) 3(16.2)  
  1. aAll P-values represent the difference between the two groups of women: MNM and women who are not MNM
  2. bGiven high case load at Al Galaa Hospital in Egypt, it was not possible to collect data on all women
  3. cYears of schooling was not included in the medical records of Al Galaa Hospital
  4. (NA) = Not Applicable
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