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Table 3 Pre-eclampsia screening at labor and delivery services from observations of admission to L & D

From: Screening and management of pre-eclampsia and eclampsia in antenatal and labor and delivery services: findings from cross-sectional observation studies in six sub-Saharan African countries

  Kenya Ethiopia Tanzania Zanzibar Rwanda Madagascar Mozambique Total
N = 452 N = 107 N = 306 N = 106 N = 187 N = 268 N = 378 N = 1804
Asks about signs of PE/E 34% 34% 14% 25% 16% 29% 11% 24%
Initial blood pressure check 71% 85% 83% 85% 73% 82% 59% 77%
Both PE/E screening elements 20% 29% 14% 26% 15% 29% 8% 20%
Tests urine for presence of protein 12% 8% 3% 12% 4% 7% 2% 7%
BP recorded at least every 4 h (when diastolic  < 90 mmHg) 47% 8% 37% 29% 50% 17% 15% 29%