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Table 1 Characteristics of the women and their near-miss events, separated according to week of gestation

From: Beyond the numbers of maternal near-miss in Rwanda – a qualitative study on women’s perspectives on access and experiences of care in early and late stage of pregnancy

Near-miss cases Early: ≤28 weeks (n = 21) Late: >28 weeks (n = 26)
Upon arrival 20 5
After arrival 2 22
Defined as repeated care-seeking attempts 10 4
Diagnosisa
 Hemorrhage 10 15
 Hypertensive disorder 1 9
 Infection 8 6
 Obstructed labor 0 1
 Anemia 3 0
Age (years)
  < 20 1 1
 20-24 7 8
 25-29 6 4
 30 < 7 13
Marital status
 Single/Separated 10 3
 Married/Cohabiting 11 23
Education
 Primary 13 15
 Secondary 5 6
 Upper level 1 3
 None or unknown 2 2
Community-Based Health Insurance
 Yes 13 21
 No 8 3
 Other insurance 0 2
  1. aSix women had two near-miss events as defined by a physician, midwife or nurse