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Table 3 Distribution of operation related characteristics among women who underwent C/S in Ayder referral hospital, Mekelle, Tigray, Northern Ethiopia, 2016 (N= 206)

From: Magnitude and determinants of surgical site infecion among women underwent cesarean section in Ayder comprehensive specialized hospital Mekelle City, Tigray region, Northern Ethiopia, 2016

Variables Category SSI Total (%)
YES NO
N % N %
Type of c/s Elective 0 (0.0%) 13 (100.0%) 13(6.3%)
Non elective 24 (12.4%) 169 (87.6%) 193(93.7%)
Type of incision Longitudinal 0 (0.0%) 3 (100.0%) 3(1.5%)
Transverse 24 (11.65%) 179 (86.89%) 203(98.5%)
Time taken for operation <30 0 (0.0%) 2 (100.0%) 2(1%)
30–60 19 (9.8%) 174 (90.2%) 93(93.7%)
>60 5 (45.5%) 6 (54.5%) 11(5.3%)
Amount of blood loss <1000 20 (10.4%) 172 (89.6%) 192(93.2%)
≥1000 4 (28.6%) 10 (71.4%) 14(6.8%)
Length of stay ≤7 18 (9.4%) 173 (90.6%) 191(92.7%)
>7 6 (40.0%) 9 (60.0%) 15(7.3%)