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Table 1 Characteristics of women with repeat CS

From: Association between surgical technique, adhesions and morbidity in women with repeat caesarean section: a retrospective study in a rural hospital in Western Tanzania

Operative characteristics
Median estimated blood loss 150 (100–300) 225 (150–300 0.98
(ml, interquartile range) (n = 78) (n = 36)  
Classical incision in uterus 1 (1%) 2 (6%) 0.23
Inadequate lower segment 15 (19%) 10 (28%) 0.27
Total number tube ligation 26 (33%) 27 (75%) 0.01
Skin incision
  Midline 36 (45%) 25 (69%) 0.01
  Transverse 43 (54%) 11 (31%) 0.02
  Combined (T-incision) 1 (1%) 0 0.69
Adhesions (total) n = 79 n = 36  
  Minor 35 (44%) 23 (64%) 0.08
  Severe 44 (56%) 13 (36%)  
Neonatal outcome n = 82 n = 32  
 Stillbirth 8 (10%) 0 0.05
 Child alive, Apgar score < 7 at 5’ 2 (2%) 0 0.48
 Adverse neonatal outcome
 (stillbirth and Apgar score < 7 at 5)
10 (12%) 0 0.02
Hospital previous CS n = 80 n = 72  
 Ndala 57 (71%) 4 8 (67%) 0.54
 Other hospital 23 (29%) 21 (29%) 0.95
 Unknown 0 3 (4%) 0.10