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Table 5 Position for delivery 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
Supine position (%) 398 (95) 331 (99.4) 250 (100) 149 (100) 1128 (98.0)
Sitting upright (%) 2 (0.5) (0) 0 (0) 0 (0) 2 (0.2)
Squatting (%) 0 (0) 1 (0.3) 0 (0) (0) 1 (0.1)
Would choose supine position (%) 336 (80.6) 303 (91.0) 209 (83.6) 147 (100) 995 (86.7)
Would choose sitting upright (%) 7 (1.7) 0 (0) 11 (4.4) 0 (0) 18 (1.6)
Would choose squatting (%) 3 (0.7) 2 (0.6) 1 (0.4) 0 (0) 6 (0.5)
  1. * Sample size differs from original N for some variables due to missing data/non-responses. Source: Exit interviews