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Table 4 Percentage distribution of partograph use, by study site

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

  Bangladesh Guinea A Guinea B Mali Niger A Niger B Niger C Uganda A Uganda B
  n = 350 n = 277 n = 376 n = 269 n = 299 n = 349 n = 324 n = 348 n = 349
Partograph used 1.4 0.0 0.0 23.8 97.3 96.8 99.4 23.9 18.3
Partograph completed correctly1 20.0 - - 34.4 2.1 65.1 0.2 23.9 18.3
Partograph action line crossed 0.0 - - 4.7 7.6 1.5 5.0 - 46.9
  1. 1The partograph was assessed as completed correctly if the responses to all nine questions on the checklist were yes: 1) first cervical dilatation charted correctly on alert line; 2) cervical dilation plotted at least every 4 hours; 3) descent of presenting part checked and recorded during labor; 4) contractions assessed and recorded at least half hourly when in active labor; 5) state of membranes assessed and if ruptured, color of liquor recorded; 6) fetal heart rate recorded at least half hourly during labor; 7) mother’s blood pressure checked and recorded at time of admission and during labor; 8) mother’s pulse checked and recorded at admission and during labor; 9) documentation of augmentation or other medication in labor.