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Table 1 Comparison between the implementation periods regarding the sociodemographic, pregnancy, and clinical characteristics of the care of patients in obstetric emergencies

From: Experience of a telehealth and education program with maternal and perinatal outcomes in a low-resource region in Colombia

Characteristics Period 1, N = 102
N (%)
Period 2, N = 148
N (%)
p-value
Age 24 (20–29) 25 (21–30) 0.43
Health insurance
 Subsidized 69 (67.6) 74 (50) 0.006
 Contributive 26 (25.5) 37 (25) 0.93
 Another regimen 7 (6.9) 37 (25.0) 0.0002
Area of origin
 Rural 30 (29.4) 56 (37.8) 0.17
Occupation
 Employed/Independent 13 (18.1) 15 (13.8) 0.43
 Housewife/ Unemployed 59 (81.9) 94 (86.2) 0.43
Level of education
 Primary 18 (23.4) 21 (18.1) 0.37
 High School 48 (62.3) 65 (56.1) 0.38
 Technical or college degree 11 (14.3) 30 (25.9) 0.06
Gravidity
 1 48 (47.1) 52 (35.1) 0.06
 2 30 (29.4) 54 (36.5) 0.24
 3 12 (11.7) 21 (14.2) 0.58
  ≥ 4 12 (11.7) 21 (14.2) 0.58
Parity
 0 45 (44.1) 54 (36.5) 0.22
 1 31 (30.4) 50 (33.8) 0.57
 2 13 (12.7) 19 (12.8) 0.98
  ≥ 3 13 (12.7) 25 (16.9) 0.37
Gestational age at admission 35 (32–37) 35 (32–36) 0.47
Clinical characteristics
Maternal medical conditions 42 (41.2) 59 (39.9) 0.835
Preterm labor/ PPROM 30 (29.4) 66 (44.6) 0.015
MEOWS at admission to FVL
 Score 0 18 (17.6) 32 (21.6) 0.44
 Score 1–3 68 (66.7) 103 (69.6) 0.62
 Score 4–5 9 (8.8) 6 (4.1) 0.12
 Score ≥ 6 7 (6.9) 7 (4.7) 0.47
Termination of pregnancy
 Vaginal delivery 42 (41.2) 65 (43.9) 0.67
 Cesarean section 43 (42.2) 55 (37.2) 0.43
 Miscarriage 3 (2.9) 2 (1.3) 0.38
 Remain Undelivered 12 (11.8) 26 (17.6) 0.21
  1. The results are expressed as the median (IQR) or number (%).
  2. MEOWS Modified Early Obstetric Warning Score