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Table 5 Mode of delivery and maternal BPs and laboratory results, using Fisher Exact test or chi-square test

From: Maternal and perinatal outcomes in women with eclampsia by mode of delivery at Riley mother baby hospital: a longitudinal case-series study

Variables Mode of delivery p-value OR p-value 95%CI
Vaginal (n = 24) Caesarean (n = 29)
No. % No. %
Blood pressures
  < 140/90 mmHg# 2 8.3 5 17.2 FEp = 0.436
  ≥ 140/90 mmHg 22 91.7 24 82.8 0.4 0.350 0.077–2.483
Proteinuria
 Trace# 1 4.2 6 20.7 MCp = 0.133
 1+ 6 25.0 2 6.9 6.0 0.165 0.478–75.34
 3+ 13 54.2 17 58.6 0.3 0.309 0.040–2.769
 4+ 4 16.7 4 13.8 1.3 0.737 0.274–6.240
Platelet
  ≥ 150.109/l 19 79.2 23 79.3 MCp = 0.694 0.6 0.585 0.100–3.672
  ≤ 100.109/l# 2 8.3 4 13.8
  ≤ 50.109/l 3 12.5 2 6.9 0.3 0.383 0.028–.028
Peripheral blood smear
 Normal# 21 87.5 29 100 FEp = 0.086
 Abnormal 3 12.5 0 0.0
AST/ALT
  < 70 IU/l# 21 87.5 26 89.7 FEp = 1.000
  ≥ 70 IU/l 3 12.5 3 10.3 1.2 0.806 0.226–6.781
Serum bilirubin
 Normal# 22 91.7 27 93.1 FEp = 1.000
 Increased 2 8.3 2 6.9 1.2 0.844 0.160–9.431
LDH
  < 600 IU/l# 22 91.7 27 93.1 FEp = 1.000
  ≥ 600 IU/l 2 8.3 2 6.9 0.8 0.844 0.106–6.261
Creatinine
  ≤ 80 mmol/l# 19 79.2 26 89.7 FEp = 0.444
  > 80 mmol/l 5 20.8 3 10.3 2.3 0.297 0.485–10.73
  1. AST aspartate transaminase, ALT alanine transaminase, LDH L-lactate dehydrogenase