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Table 4 Mobility during labour by study site

From: Mobility and maternal position during childbirth in Tanzania: an exploratory study at four government hospitals

Variables Referral District Regional Coastal district Total
N* 419 333 250 149 1151
At home:      
Mobile (%) 46 (11.3) 89 (27.6) 32 (12.9) 2 (1.4) 169 (15.0)
Stayed in bed (%) 162 (39.9) 81 (25.1) 84 (33.7) 44 (29.9) 371 (33.0)
Rested, little movement (%) 195 (48.0) 151 (48.2) 132 (53.0) 101 (68.7) 581 (51.6)
In labour ward:      
Mobile (%) 13 (3.1) 14 (4.5) 5 (2.0) 0 (0) 32 (2.9)
Stayed in bed (%) 281 (67.5) 148 (47.3) 161 (64.7) 81 (56.3) 671 (59.8)
Rested, little movement (%) 120 (28.8) 151 (48.2) 83 (33.3) 63 (43.8) 417 (37.2)
Wanted to be mobile (%)1 76 (27.2) 56 (37.8) 40 (24.8) 17(21.3) 189 (28.3)
  1. * Sample size differs from original N for some variables due to missing data/non-responses 1 Calculated using those who stayed in bed in the labour ward as the denominator. Source: Exit interviews