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Table 3 Distribution of delays observed at different phases among deceased women by health seeking behaviour and delivery related characteristics (N=317)

From: Praying until death: revisiting three delays model to contextualize the socio-cultural factors associated with maternal deaths in a region with high prevalence of eclampsia in India

Characteristics Type of delay
Type 1 (n=154) Type 2 (n=107) Type 3 (n=60)
n % n % N %
No of ANC visits
 No 140 92.1 71 69.6 34 59.6
 1-2 10 6.6 22 21.6 18 31.6
 >2 2 1.3 9 8.8 5 8.8
Referral status
 Yes 129 83.8 93 86.9 49 81.7
 No 25 16.2 14 13.1 11 18.3
Mode of delivery
 Undelivered 39 27.7 27 27.0 11 18.6
 Vaginal/Vacuum/forceps 42 29.8 31 31.0 20 33.9
 Caesarean section 60 42.6 42 42.0 28 47.5
Period of admission
 AN Period 49 31.8 28 26.2 17 28.3
 Intrapartum 51 33.1 31 29.0 21 35.0
 Postpartum/Natal 54 35.1 48 44.9 22 36.7