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Table 1 Maternal and delivery characteristics of neonates admitted to Kiwoko Hospital NICU (December 2005 through September 2008)

From: Demographics, clinical characteristics and neonatal outcomes in a rural Ugandan NICU

  All neonates Inborn Outborn
  % (No.) % (No.) % (No.)
Mother       
Maternal age       
  <18 10.5 (53) 11.2 (33) 9.4 (15)
  18-24 40.9 (206) 38.3 (113) 45.0 (72)
  25-34 39.5 (199) 41.7 (123) 36.3 (58)
  35-39 7.5  (38) 7.1 (21) 8.1 (13)
  ≥40 1.6 (8) 1.7  (5) 1.3 (2)
 Any prenatal care 95.8  (723) 97.4 (444) 95.0 (209)
 Maternal death 0.6 (4) 0.5 (2) 0.5 (1)
Delivery       
Mode of transportation       
  Vehicle* 53.4 (335) 53.3 (196) 55.4 (107)
  Motorcycle 40.2 (252) 40.0 (147) 39.9 (77)
  Bicycle or foot 6.4 (40) 6.8 (25) 4.7 (9)
Type of birth attendant       
  Doctor 30.9 (231) 45.4 (207) 1.8  (4)
  Nurse/midwife 57.7 (431) 54.4 (248) 69.1 (150)
  Traditional birth attendant 7.5 (56) 0.0 (0) 20.3 (44)
  Family or other 3.9 (29) 0.2 (1) 8.8 (19)
Mode of delivery       
  Vaginal 68.1 (513) 54.6 (257) 99.1  (210)
  Vesarean section 31.9 (240) 45.4 (214) 0.9 (2)
  Singleton 77.2  (457) 80.6 (279) 74.2 (141)
  1. *includes: car, taxi, special hire, ambulance.
  2. Each analysis is based on available data for that measure, as such denominators differ depending on the response rate.