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Table 2 Obstetrics/Operative factors in blood transfused versus non-transfused patients

From: Caesarean delivery-related blood transfusion: correlates in a tertiary hospital in Southwest Nigeria

Variables Transfused
(N = 188)
Not transfused
(N = 718)
Crude Odds Ratio (cOR) 95% CI P value
Previous uterine scar
 Yes 42(14.1%) 256(85.9%) 0.52 0.36–0.76 <0.001
 No 146(24.0%) 462(76.0%) 1.00 Reference Reference
Elective c/s
 Yes 31(9.9%) 281(90.1%) 0.31 0.20–0.46 <0.001
 No 157(26.4%) 437(73.6%) 1.00 Reference Reference
No. of foetus
 Single 172(21.1%) 643(78.9%) 1.25 0.71–2.21 0.43
 Multiple 16(17.6%) 75(82.4%) 1.00 reference Reference
Cadre of surgeons
 Registrar 58(13.6%) 368(86.4%) 0.04 0.02–0.09 <0.001
 Senior registrar 100(22.6%) 343(77.4%) 0.07 0.03–0.16 <0.001
 Consultant 30(81.1%) 7(18.9%) 1.00 Reference Reference
Time of surgery
 Regular hours 87(18.1%) 393(81.9%) 0.07 0.52–0.98 0.04
 Call hours 101(23.7%) 87(18.1%) 1.00 Reference Reference
Preoperative anaemia
 Yes 161(47.1%) 181(52.9%) 17.69 11.38–27.50 <0.001
 No 27(4.8%) 537(95.2%) 1.00 Reference Reference
Anaesthesia
 Regional 102(14.0%) 626(86.0%) 0.17 0.12–0.25 <0.001
 General 86(48.3%) 92(51.7%) 1.00 Reference Reference
Prolonged operation time
 Yes 111(55.5%) 89(44.5%) 10.19 7.07–14.69 <0.001
 No 77(10.9%) 629(89.1%) 1.00 Reference Reference
Prolonged labour
 Yes 38(46.9%) 43(53.1%) 3.46 2.09–5.75 <0.001
 No 73(20.3%) 286(79.7%) 1.00 Reference Reference
  1. *significant p = <0.05