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Table 6 Univariate analysis and multivariable logistic regression of risk factors associated poor outcome (defined as massive blood transfusion, hysterectomy or death)

From: Major obstetric haemorrhage in Metro East, Cape Town, South Africa: a population-based cohort study using the maternal near-miss approach

VariablePoor outcome
N = 46
No poor outcome
N = 73
Missing dataCrude OR [95% CI]Adjusted OR [95% CI]
N (%)N (%)N (%)
Antenatal
 BMI ≥ 3511 (23.9)9 (12.3)15 (12.6)2.09 [0.78, 5.60]
 Age at delivery ≥3511 (23.9)8 (11.0)02.55 [0.94, 6.94]
 Previous c. section19 (41.3)18 (24.7)3 (2.5)2.15 [0.97, 4.78]
 Primigravida12 (26.1)21 (46.7)00.87 [0.38, 2.01]
Relating to birth
 Prolonged labour9 (19.6)4 (5.5)8 (6.7)4.43 [1.27, 15.47]3.72 [0.96, 14.37]
 Induction of labour11 (23.9)30 (41.1)6 (5.0)0.56 [0.20, 1.05]0.46 [0.18, 1.15]
 Oxytocin foraugmentation5 (10.9)21 (46.7)9 (7.6)0.33 [0.12, 0.97]0.32 [0.10, 1.05]
 Caesarean sectiona34 (73.9)24 (32.9)05.79 [2.55, 13.13]***4.01 [1.58, 10.14] **
  1. aincludes caesarean section on stillbirth
  2. ** < p 0.01
  3. *** < p 0.001