Skip to main content

Table 4 Characteristics of obstetric emergencies transported by ‘108’ April 2013 to March 2014

From: Transport of pregnant women and obstetric emergencies in India: an analysis of the ‘108’ ambulance service system data

  Telangana,
N = 3,570
Andhra Pradesh,
N = 4,837
Himachal Pradesh,
N = 2,316
Chhattisgarh
N = 2,660
Gujarat
N = 15,065
Assam
N = 4,040
Area, (%)
 Rural/tribal 2580 (72.3) 3646 (75.4) 1789 (77.3) 2436 (91.6) 12974 (86.1) Not available
 Urban 985 (27.6) 1177 (24.3) 270 (11.7) 224 (8.4) 2091 (13.9) -
 Missing 5 (0.1) 14 (0.3) 257 (11.1) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) -
Type of transfer, (%)
 IFT 531 (14.9) 784 (16.2) 591 (25.5) 348 (13.1) 681 (4.5) Not available
 Non-IFT 3039 (85.1) 4053 (2.8) 1725 (74.5) 2312 (86.9) 14384 (95.5) -
Type of complication, %
 Abortion 137 (3.8) 301 (6.2) 292 (12.6) 113 (4.3) 412 (2.7) 288 (7.1)
Abnormal
 Presentation 1156 (32.4) 1520 (31.4) 115 (5.0) 712 (26.8) 8369 (55.6) 788 (19.5)
 Bleeding in pregnancy 596 (16.7) 818 (16.9) 1339 (57.8) 133 (5.0) 2458 (16.3) 1782 (44.1)
 Eclampsia/ convulsion 255 (7.1) 370 (7.7) 59 (2.6) 65 (2.4) 220 (1.5) 396 (9.8)
 Fever 93 (2.6) 136 (2.8) 0 (0.0) 47 (1.8) 136 (0.9) 0 (0.0)
 Foetal loss 71 (2.0) 106 (2.2) 41 (1.8) 227 (8.5) 62 (0.4) 27 (0.7)
Medical condition
 complicating pregnancy 733 (20.5) 774 (16.0) 356 (15.4) 1214 (45.6) 1011 (6.7) 36 (0.9)
 Previous caesarean 291 (8.2) 481 (9.9) 65 (2.8) 127 (4.8) 1219 (8.1) 416 (10.3)
 Precious pregnancy 238 (6.7) 331 (6.8) 49 (2.1) 22 (0.8) 1178 (7.8) 307 (7.6)
 Distance call to site,a
 Kilometres ; Median (IQR)
10 (3–18) 10 (3–18) 9 (1–17) 8 (1–17) 11 (6–17) Not available
 Distance site to hospital,a Kilometers; Median (IQR) 21 (11–32) 21 (12–31) 17 (7–30) 10 (4–20) 15 (9–23) Not available
 Time call to site,a
 minutes ; Median (IQR)
23 (12–35) 24 (12–37) 32 (15–56) 23 (12–37) 23 (15–33) Not available
 Time site to hospital,a
 minutes ; Median (IQR)
38 (23–56) 37 (23–55) 60 (35–95) 25 (14–43) 24 (15–36) Not available
 Time call to hospital,a
 minutes ; Median (IQR)
73 (54–98) 75 (55–97) 91 (63–146) 60 (41–86) 57 (43–75) Not available
  1. IFT Inter-facility transfer, IQR Interquartile range
  2. aN varies- excludes deliveries by EMT that were not transported or missing values