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Table 2 Maternal Obstetric history

From: Maternal perceptions about caesarean section deliveries and their role in reducing perinatal and neonatal mortality in the Upper West Region of Ghana; a cross-sectional study

Maternal Characteristics Upper West Regional Hospital St Joseph’s Hospital Total P-Value
  N (%) N (%) N (%)  
Number of times pregnant (gravidity)    0.285
 First pregnancy 64 (31.1) 67 (31.9) 131 (31.5)  
 Second 46 (22.3) 64 (30.5) 110 (26.4)  
 Third 37 (18.0) 27 (12.9) 64 (15.4)  
 Fourth 34 (16.5) 31 (14.8) 65 (15.6)  
 Fifth and above 25 (12.1) 21 (10.00 46 (11.1)  
Number of children (Parity)    0.001
 None 82 (39.8) 10 (5.2) 92 (23.8)  
 One 50 (24.3) 77 (42.5) 127 (32.8)  
 Two 47 (22.8) 46 (25.4) 93 (24.0)  
 Three 18 (8.7) 25 (13.8) 43 (11.1)  
 Four and above 9 (4.4) 23 (12.7) 32 (8.3)  
History of Lost pregnancy/ Stillbirth    0.001
 Yes 96 (46.6) 46 (22.0) 142 (34.2)  
 No 110 (53.4) 163 (78.0) 273 (65.8)  
Number of Lost pregnancy/Stillbirths    0.041
 One 62 (66.0) 38 (86.4) 100 (72.5)  
 Two 24 (25.5) 5 (11.4) 29 (21.0)  
 Three and above 8 (8.5) 1 (2.3) 8 (5.8)  
Causes of the pregnancy loss (multiple response analysis)   0.001
 Do not know 22 (23.9) 25 (56.8) 47 (34.6)  
 Infection 5 (5.4) 5 (5.4) 10 (7.4)  
 Stress 5 (5.4) 5 (11.4) 10 (7.4)  
 Hypertension in pregnancy 3 (6.8) 3 (2.2)  
 Diabetes in pregnancy 1 (2.3) 1 (0.7)  
 Malaria in pregnancy 2 (2.2) 2 (4.6) 4 (2.9)  
 Spontaneous Abortion 30 (32.6) 5911.4) 41 (30.2)  
 Induced Abortion 31 (33.7) 5 (11.4) 36 (26.4)  
 Other reasons 11 (12.0) 1 (2.3) 12 (8.8)