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Table 2 Profile of study sites, 2008

From: Assessing the quality of record keeping for cesarean deliveries: results from a multicenter retrospective record review in five low-income countries

  Bangladesh Guinea Mali Niger Uganda
   A B   A B C A B
Type of institution Private Public Public Public Public Public Public Faith-based Faith-based
Location Rural Urban Urban Urban Urban Urban Urban Rural Rural
Total no. of maternity beds/total no. of hospital beds 80/750 20/105 30/119 24/128 36/186 36/382 2/53 34/266 50/200
Providers who perform CS          
Obstetrician-gynecologists X - - X X X X X X
General surgeons or general practitioners - X X X X X X X -
No. of deliveries in 2008 2,178 1,136 719 1,048 1,868 1,375 4925 2,929 1,778
No. of CS deliveries in 2008 1,068 277 379 269 302 688 324 998 663
2008 institutional CS rate 49% 24% 53% 26% 16% 49% 7% 34% 37%
No. of CS deliveries reviewed 350 277 376 269 299 349 324 348 349
% of patient files found 100.0%1 92.1% 61.2% 36.8% 98.7% 65.0% 67.3% 78.4% 95.1%
Number of key informants from facility interviewed 8 7 8 8 4 4 3 6 9
  1. 1Includes 41 records (11.7%) that were partially found.