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Table 1 For all livebirths included in the audit, estimated gestation before birth and assessment of gestation after birth

From: Identifying women giving birth preterm and care at the time of birth: a prospective audit of births at six hospitals in India, Kenya, Pakistan and Uganda

  CMC
(n = 692)
Mulago
(n = 958)
Mbale
(n = 772)
Kenyatta
(n = 992)
FBH/LNH
(n = 273)
Total
(n = 3687)
Estimated before birth 691 (99%) 957 (99%) 770 (99%) 954 (96%) 272 (99%) 3644 (99%)
Method
  LMP and/or clinical assessment 191 (28%) 855 (89%) 742 (96%) 921 (93%) 169 (62%) 2878 (78%)
  Dating ultrasound scan alone 211 (30%) 55 (6%) 21 (3%) 31 (3%) 37 (14%) 355 (10%)
  Dating ultrasound scan + other 289 (42%) 47 (5%) 7 (1%) 2 (< 1%) 66 (24%) 411 (11%)
Gestation (weeks)
  < 28 11 (1%) 4 (1%) 10 (1%) 3 (1%) 28 (1%)
  28–33+ 6 14 (2%) 52 (5%) 26 (3%) 36 (4%) 17 (6%) 145 (4%)
  ≥ 34 677 (98%) 894 (93%) 740 (96%) 908 (92%) 252 (92%) 3471 (94%)
Assessed after birth
Gestation (weeks)
  < 28 3 (< 1%) 3 (< 1%) 2 (1%) 8 (< 1%)
  28–33+ 6 15 (2%) 67 (7%) 10 (1%) 29 (3%) 15 (5%) 136 (4%)
  ≥ 34 677 (98%) 888 (93%) 762 (99%) 960 (97%) 256 (94%) 3543 (96%)
Neonatal assessment donea -b 81 32 45 23 181
  1. All data are N (%)
  2. LMP Last menstrual period
  3. aNeonatal Assessments were only done for births thought to be preterm, CMC (n = 39), Mulago (n = 82), Mbale (n = 32), Kenyatta (n = 49), FBH/LNH (n = 25), Total (n = 227)
  4. bNot reported as only done for the infants for whom the neonatologist thought there was a discrepancy between before and after birth assessments