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Table 2 Time delays for emergency cesarean section in Rwanda

From: Longer travel time to district hospital worsens neonatal outcomes: a retrospective cross-sectional study of the effect of delays in receiving emergency cesarean section in Rwanda

Type of Delay n %
Duration of labor before hospital admission (hours) (N = 279)
 < 12 83 29.7
 12 to <24 108 38.7
 24 to <36 46 16.5
 ≥ 36 42 15.1
Travel time from HC to DH (minutes) (N = 356)
 HC located on the same compound as the DH (<30) 91 25.6
 30 to <60 159 44.7
 60 to <90 45 12.6
 ≥ 90 61 17.1
Time from admission to surgery (hours) (N = 370)
 ≤ 5 178 48.1
 > 5 to ≤10 55 14.9
  > 10 to ≤15 37 10.0
 > 15 100 27.0
Decision to delivery interval (minutes) (N = 338)
 < 30 50 14.8
 ≥ 30 288 85.2
  1. HC Health Center
  2. DH District Hospital