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Table 1 PLTC, MNM and MD for twin and singleton pregnancies by region. WHO Multicountry Survey, 2010–2011

From: Perinatal outcomes in twin pregnancies complicated by maternal morbidity: evidence from the WHO Multicountry Survey on Maternal and Newborn Health

Region Twin pregnancies Singleton pregnancies p- value
NC (%) PLTC (%) MNM (%) MD (%) NC (%) PLTC (%) MNM (%) MD (%)
Africa 1219 (84·2) 196 (13·5) 27 (1·9) 5 (0·3) 67,547 (93·3) 4181 (5·8) 495 (0·7) 139 (0·2) < 0·001
Asia 2078 (85·8) 299 (12·4) 32 (1·3) 12 (0·5) 161,118 (94·2) 9129 (5·3) 686 (0·4) 131 (0·1) < 0·001
Latin America 735 (82·8) 141 (15·9) 11 (1·2) 1 (0·1) 58,412 (90·3) 5935 (9·2) 314 (0·5) 24 (< 0·1) < 0·001
TOTAL 4032 (84·8) 636 (13·4) 70 (1·5) 18 (0·4) 287,077 (93·2) 19,245 (6·2) 1495 (0·5) 294 (0·1) < 0·001
  1. MD maternal death, MNM maternal near miss, NC No complication, PLTC potentially life-threatening condition
  2. P value referring to the comparison between no complication/any complication in twin vs singleton