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Table 2 Severity of adhesions in second CSa

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

Median age (yrs, interquartile range) 22 (20–26) 25 (20–30) 0.04
Median blood loss (ml, interquartile range) 150 (100–400) 175 (120–300) 0.79
Neonatal outcome n = 45 n = 36  
 Stillbirth 6 (14%) 1 (3%) 0.10
 Child alive, Apgar Score of < 7 at 5’ 1 (2%) 1 (3%) 0.69
 Adverse neonatal outcome
(stillbirth or Apgar Score < 7 at 5)
7 (16%) 2 (6%) 0.14
Characteristics at 1st CS
 Uterotomy closure in 2 layers 59% (19/32) 71% (15/21) 0.55
 Transverse incision 35% (15/43) 62%(21/34) 0.03
 Closure visceral peritoneum 59% (19/32) 53% (16/30) 0.82
 Closure rectus muscles 16%(5/32) 20% (4/20) 0.72
 Wound infection 14% (3/22) 6%(1/16) 0.62