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Table 2 Pregnancy and delivery care factors of recent pregnancy n = 4649

From: Factors associated with home delivery in rural Sindh, Pakistan: results from the global network birth registry

Variables Women delivering at home Women delivering at facility
N = 1286 N = 3363
n % n %
Received ANC during pregnancy
 No ANC 201 15.60% 51 1.50%
  < 4 visits 815 63.40% 1509 44.90%
 4 or more visits 270 21.00% 1803 53.60%
Maternal tetanus vaccinations
 No 860 66.90% 1475 43.90%
 Yes 426 33.10% 1888 56.10%
Iron supplementation
 No 534 41.50% 706 21.00%
 Yes 752 58.50% 2657 79.00%
Calcium supplementation
 No 493 38.30% 576 17.10%
 Yes 793 61.70% 2787 82.90%
Gestational age at delivery (weeks)
  < 37 268 30% 936 28.90%
  > 37 625 70% 2304 71.10%
Obstructed labour/prolonged labour
/failure to progress
 No 1260 98% 3135 93.20%
 Yes 26 2.00% 228 6.80%
Obstetric hemorrhage
 No 1266 98.40% 3206 95.30%
 Yes 20 1.60% 157 4.70%
Hypertension/preeclampsia/eclampsia
 No 1277 99.30% 3200 95.20%
 Yes 9 0.70% 163 4.80%
Suspected reproductive tract infection (RTI)a
 No 1272 98.90% 3212 95.50%
 Yes 14 1.10% 151 4.50%
Birth Outcomes of recent pregnancyb
 Live Birth 850 66.10% 3093 91.90%
 Not a live birth 43 4.8% 148 4.6%
Birth weight (gm)
 Normal weight (≥ 2500) 668 74.80% 2490 76.90%
 Low birth weight (< 2500) 225 25.20% 750 23.10%
  1. aDefined as an infection of the genital tract in which fever is present with pelvic pain, abnormal vaginal discharge/ presence of pus, abnormal smell / foul odor of discharge, and/or delay in the reduction of the size of the uterus (< 2 cm per day in the first 8 days)
  2. bNot a live birth includes stillbirths