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Table 1 Risk factors among women with severe maternal morbidities admitted at SFDDH, October 2008 to July 2010

From: Using audit to enhance quality of maternity care in resource limited countries: lessons learnt from rural Tanzania

Domain SFDDH Total Deliveries n = 6572 Maternal Morbidities n = 363
Age distribution   
   < 20 years 1577 (24%) 102 (28%)
   20 - 35 years 4403 (67%) 231 (64%)
   36 years and above 526 (8%) 30 (8%)
   Missing or did not know their age 66 (1%) 0 (0%)
Distance of village of residence from SFDDH   
   Within 50 km 4075 (62%) 243 (67%)
   51 - 100 km 1643 (25%) 72 (20%)
   101 - 150 km 592 (9%) 14 (4%)
   151+ km 131 (2%) 34 (9%)
   Residential village/street not recognized* 131 (2%) 0 (0%)
Parity 5 and above 523 (9%) 32 (9%)
HIV status   
   HIV positive 270 (5%) 8 (2%)
   Not known (not checked) 1383 (25%) 53 (15%)
  1. *This group included women who had registered themselves that they were coming from the regions which are far away from Ifakara. Based on the local culture it was assumed that they had come back to their parents to the nearby villages to wait for delivery. Others registered streets (instead of villages) which could not be recognized during the analysis.