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Table 1 Summary of selected characteristics of maternal deaths

From: Maternal death and delays in accessing emergency obstetric care in Mozambique

  Neither delay II nor delay III Delay III only Delay II only Both delay II and delay III Missing Total
Count Row N % Count Row N % Count Row N % Count Row N % Count Row N % Count Column N %
Age recoded < 20 25 18.7% 22 16.4% 46 34.3% 21 15.7% 20 14.9% 134 18.8%
20 -- 34 90 20.4% 54 12.2% 190 43.0% 56 12.7% 52 11.8% 442 62.1%
> 35 14 15.9% 17 19.3% 37 42.0% 13 14.8% 7 8.0% 88 12.4%
Missing 3 6.3% 8 16.7% 15 31.3% 9 18.8% 13 27.1% 48 6.7%
Parity Nullipara 29 22.1% 20 15.3% 37 28.2% 18 13.7% 27 20.6% 131 18.4%
> 1 96 19.1% 76 15.1% 205 40.8% 68 13.5% 57 11.4% 502 70.5%
Missing 7 8.9% 5 6.3% 46 58.2% 13 16.5% 8 10.1% 79 11.1%
Previous cesarean No 101 19.3% 77 14.8% 207 39.7% 69 13.2% 68 13.0% 522 73.3%
Yes 11 22.0% 8 16.0% 21 42.0% 5 10.0% 5 10.0% 50 7.0%
Missing 20 14.3% 16 11.4% 60 42.9% 25 17.9% 19 13.6% 140 19.7%
Complication after admission No 88 15.8% 67 12.0% 262 47.0% 88 15.8% 53 9.5% 558 78.4%
Yes 29 39.2% 21 28.4% 6 8.1% 2 2.7% 16 21.6% 74 10.4%
Missing 15 18.8% 13 16.3% 20 25.0% 9 11.3% 23 28.8% 80 11.2%
Referred from another facility No 62 19.7% 61 19.4% 113 35.9% 30 9.5% 49 15.6% 315 44.2%
Yes 67 17.7% 39 10.3% 171 45.2% 67 17.7% 34 9.0% 378 53.1%
Missing 3 15.8% 1 5.3% 4 21.1% 2 10.5% 9 47.4% 19 2.7%
Type of Health facility Central Hospital 40 19.7% 13 6.4% 96 47.3% 39 19.2% 15 7.4% 203 28.5%
Hospital (Prov, Gen. & Dist.) 64 16.6% 64 16.6% 153 39.6% 48 12.4% 57 14.8% 386 54.2%
Health Centers 28 22.8% 24 19.5% 39 31.7% 12 9.8% 20 16.3% 123 17.3%
Moment of death While pregnant 31 14.2% 28 12.8% 101 46.1% 32 14.6% 27 12.3% 219 30.8%
During delivery 10 10.3% 21 21.6% 26 26.8% 18 18.6% 22 22.7% 97 13.6%
Postpartum 88 23.5% 50 13.3% 154 41.1% 48 12.8% 35 9.3% 375 52.7%
Missing 3 14.3% 2 9.5% 7 33.3% 1 4.8% 8 38.1% 21 2.9%
*Cause of death Direct 98 18.7% 85 16.2% 200 38.1% 86 16.4% 56 10.7% 525 73.7%
Indirect 34 18.2% 16 8.6% 88 47.1% 13 7.0% 36 19.3% 187 26.3%
  Total 132 18.5% 101 14.2% 288 40.4% 99 13.9% 92 12.9% 712 100.0%
  1. *Cause of death: Direct = Maternal death from direct pregnancy related complications; Indirect = Maternal deaths due to non-obstetric causes aggravated by the pregnancy
  2. Prov Province, Gen general, Dist district