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Table 3 Obstetric complications in women displayed according to the maternal outcomes

From: Maternal near misses from two referral hospitals in Uganda: a prospective cohort study on incidence, determinants and prognostic factors

Characteristics Number (percentage) Number (percentage) Number (percentage) Number (percentage) p-value
All patients Maternal deaths Maternal near miss NLTC
N = 3100 N = 130 N = 695 N = 2275
ΩObstetric Haemorrhage      <0.001
 Antepartum 136 (4.4) 7 (5.4) 82 (11.8) 47 (2.0)
 Postpartum 230 (7.4) 35 (26.9) 102 (14.7) 93 (4.0)
 Ruptured uterus 154 (5.0) 27 (20.8) 115 (16.5) 12 (0.5)
ΩAbortion-related      0.007
 Haemorrhage 41 (1.3) 5 (3.8) 23 (3.3) 13 (0.6)
 Postabortion sepsis 8 (0.3) 0 (0.0) 6 (0.9) 2 (0.1)
 Septic abortion 20 (0.6) 0 (0.0) 10 (1.4) 10 (0.4)
Hypertensive disorders      <0.001
 Severe Preeclampsia 218 (7.0) 5 (3.8) 79 (11.4) 134 (6.0)
 Eclampsia 172 (5.5) 13 (10) 132 (19.0) 27 (1.2)
 Chronic Hypertension 4 (0.1) 0 (0.0) 4 (0.6) 0 (0.0)
 HELLP Syndrome 9 (0.3) 2 (1.5) 7 (1.0) 0 (0.0)
 Puerperal sepsis 114 (3.7) 14 (10.8) 82 (11.8) 18 (0.8) <0.001
 Obstructed labor 564 (18.2) 19 (14.6) 42 (6.0) 503 (22.1) <0.001
Timing of the complications      <0.001
 &aAntepartum 1431 (48.1) 39 (30.0) 263 (37.8) 1129 (49.6)
 Postpartum 156 (5.2) 5 (3.9) 59 (8.5) 92 (4.0)
 Intrapartum 571 (19.2) 20 (15.6) 133 (19.1) 418 (18.4)
 Antepartum and intrapartum 449 (15.1) 34 (26.1) 91 (13.1) 324 (14.2)
 Intrapartum and postpartum 325 (10.9) 27 (20.0) 100 (14.4) 199 (8.8)
 Occurred in all three periods 45 (1.5) 6 (4.6) 49 (7.0) 113 (5.0)
∞Mode of delivery      <0.001
 Vaginal delivery 234 (15.5) 23 (28.4) 115 (21.2) 96 (10.8)
 βCaesarean section or laparotomy 1266 (83.8) 56 (69.1) 424 (78.1) 786 (88.7)
 Assisted delivery 10 (0.7) 2 (2.5) 4 (0.7) 4 (0.5)
  1. Ω Multiple responses, so percentage does not add up to 100 %; a Antepartum complications include sickle cell anemia, severe asthmatic attack and severe malaria in pregnancy; & All antenatal and abortion complications included in this group; ∞ Mode of delivery for 1510 women where delivery occurred; β Laparotomy for ruptured uterus