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Table 7 Basic characteristics of the (corrected) life-threatening population

From: Validating the WHO maternal near miss tool: comparing high- and low-resource settings

  Netherlands (N = 1024) Tanzania (N = 103) Corrected (N = 228) Malawi (N = 84) Corrected (N = 206) P-value Corrected
Age (y)
 Data available 1019 103 228 84 205   
  < 20 11 (1.1) 15 (14.6) 22 (9.6) 16 (19.0) 29 (14.1) a 0.15
 20-35 760 (74.6) 75 (72.8) 170 (74.6) 54 (70.2) 157 (76.2) 0.71 0.69
  > 35 248 (24.3) 13 (12.6) 36 (15.8) 9 (10.7) 19 (9.2) a b
Parity
 Data available 967 93 208 81 202   
 0 514 (53.2) 28 (30.1) 47 (22.6) 19 (23.5) 32 (15.8) a 0.08
 1 333 (32.5) 10 (10.8) 27 (13.0) 9 (11.1) 28 (13.6) a 0.79
  ≥ 2 120 (12.4) 55 (59.1) 134 (64.4) 53 (65.4) 142 (70.3) a 0.21
Units of blood
 Data available 1000 103 228 82 202   
 0 123 (12.3) 44 (42.7) 44 (19.3) 39 (47.6) 49 (24.3) a 0.21
 1 6 (0.6) 22 (21.4) 108 (47.4) 14 (17.1) 64 (31.7) a c
 2 23 (2.3) 25 (24.3) 54 (23.7) 17 (22.1) 62 (30.7) a 0.10
 3 16 (1.6) 6 (5.8) 12 (5.3) 5 (6.1) 17 (8.4) a 0.19
 4 88 (8.8) 4 (3.9) 8 (3.5) 3 (3.7) 5 (2.5) 0.07 0.53
  ≥ 5 744 (74.4) 2 (1.9) 2 (0.9) 4 (4.9) 4 (2.0) a 0.33
Mortality
 Data available 1024 103 228 84 206   
 CFR 31 (3.0) 32 (31.1) 32 (14.0) 21 (25.0) 28 (13.6)   
  1. Data is shown in numbers (percentage)
  2. CFR case fatality rate
  3. a= <0.0001, b = <0.05, c = <0.01