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Table 1 Demographic information of pregnant women (N = 89) diagnosed with suspected sepsis in maternity wards of 3 hospitals of a health board in Scotland

From: Sepsis scoring systems and use of the Sepsis six care bundle in maternity hospitals

Demographic variables Values (N = 89)
Age
 Mean ± SD (Min-Max) 29.8 ± 5.3 (19–45)
BMI (kg/m2)a
 Normal (18.5–24.9) 36 (46.7%)
 Overweight (25–30) 22 (28.6%)
 Obese (≥ 30) 19 (24.7%)
Gestational ageb
 First trimester 0
 Second trimester 5 (6%)
 Third trimester 79 (94%)
Delivery modec – n (%)
 Emergency caesarean section 41 (46.1%)
 Spontaneous vaginal delivery 22 (24.7)
 Instrumental delivery 14 (15.7%)
 Eelective caesarean section 1 (1.1%)
Unit of hospital admission – n (%)
 Antenatal or Postnatal ward 80 (89.9)
 High Dependency Unit 7 (7.9)
 Intensive Care Unit 2 (2.2)
  1. aData were missing for 12 women; bData were missing for 5 women; cData were missing for 11 women, of whom 7 were diagnosed with sepsis in the antenatal period