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Table 2 Summary of patients’ demographic and pregnancy characteristics

From: Reasons for performing a caesarean section in public hospitals in rural Bangladesh

  Hospital A (n = 262) Hospital B (n = 127) Hospital C (n = 34) Hospital D (n = 52) Hospital E (n = 55) Total (n = 530) % of Total
Age of mother (years)
≤ 19 35 21 0 4 9 69 13.0
20 – 29 193 93 28 46 42 402 75.8
30 – 39 31 13 6 2 3 55 10.4
≥ 40 2 0 0 0 1 3 0.6
No information 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.2
ANC attendance
Yes 0 121 24 28 55 228 43.0
No 0 6 1 0 0 7 1.3
No information 262 0 9 24 0 295 55.7
Parity
1 118 50 17 27 29 241 45.5
2 – 4 143 77 16 25 26 287 54.1
≥ 5 1 0 1 0 0 2 0.4
History of previous CS
Yes 83 63 13 17 10 186 35.1
No 170 64 21 35 44 334 63.0
No information 9 0 0 0 1 10 1.9
Gestational age at the time of CS
Preterm 53 0 1 1 1 56 10.6
Term 136 106 24 43 33 342 64.5
Post dates 73 21 9 8 16 127 24.0
No information 0 0 0 0 5 5 0.9