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Table 1 Characteristics and sociodemographic information of women who experienced a stillbirth (n = 1327)

From: Stillbirth surveillance and review in rural districts in Bangladesh

Characteristics  
Age categories (years) n %
 15–19a 310 23.3
 20–24 491 37.0
 25–29 284 21.4
 30–34 147 11.1
 35 and above 95 7.2
Education level
 No schooling received 26 2.0
 Primary incomplete 269 20.3
 Primary complete 228 17.2
 Secondary incomplete 478 36.0
 Secondary or higher 283 21.3
 Do not know 43 3.2
Parity
 1 568 42.8
 2 to 4 648 48.8
 5 or more 111 8.4
Reported pregnancy duration (months)
 7–8 421 31.7
 9 802 60.4
  > 9 104 7.8
Antenatal care during pregnancy
 Any ANC 1059 79.8
 Four or more ANC visits 449 33.8
 ANC provided by skilled provider (Doctor, Medical Assistant, Nurse-midwife) 761 57.3
Reported complications during pregnancy or delivery
 Complication during pregnancy 1041 78.4
 Complication during delivery 865 65.2
Mode of delivery
 Normal Vaginal delivery 1147 86.4
 Assisted vaginal delivery (ventouse or foreps) 33 2.5
 Caesarean section 142 10.7
Place of delivery
 At home 715 53.9
 En route to a health facility 33 2.5
 At a health facility 579 43.6
Birth attendant at delivery
 Skilled birth attendant (Doctor, Medical Assistant, Nurse-midwife) 614 46.3
 Unskilled attendant/family member/untrained TBA) 713 53.7
  1. a No women were less than 15 years of age