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Table 1 Distribution of births by Vital Status at Harare Maternity Hospital; October 1997 to September 1998

From: Incidence of stillbirth and perinatal mortality and their associated factors among women delivering at Harare Maternity Hospital, Zimbabwe: a cross-sectional retrospective analysis

  Total Births All Stillbirths Fresh Stillbirths Macerated Stillbirths Un-typed Stillbirths
  n n % n % n % n %
Total 17,072 959 5.6 201 1.2 458 2.7 300 1.7
Maternal age          
Below 20 3,475 149 4.3 34 1.0 69 2.0 46 1.2
20 to 35 12,333 700 5.7 152 1.2 341 2.8 207 1.7
Above 35 1,177 102 8.7 15 1.3 44 3.7 43 3.7
Infant sex          
Male 8,546 462 5.4 91 1.1 226 2.6 145 1.7
Female 7,978 419 5.3 93 1.2 197 2.5 129 1.6
Residence          
Urban 14,576 794 5.5 170 1.2 391 2.7 233 1.6
Rural 2,402 163 6.8 31 1.3 65 2.7 67 2.8
Prenatal care          
At least one visit 15,135 729 4.8 158 1.1 353 2.3 218 1.4
No prenatal care 1,796 218 12.1 41 2.3 101 5.6 76 4.2
Parity          
Para 0 7,608 375 4.9 81 1.1 183 2.4 111 1.4
Para 1–2 6,563 383 5.8 76 1.1 189 2.9 118 1.8
Para above 2 2,821 195 6.9 42 1.5 85 3.0 68 2.4
Gestation type          
Singleton 16,023 906 5.7 189 1.2 441 2.8 276 1.7
Multiple 1,049 53 5.1 12 1.1 17 1.6 24 2.4
Delivery type          
Normal vaginal delivery 12,654 662 5.2 142 1.1 357 2.8 163 1.3
Breech 795 140 17.6 28 3.5 78 9.8 34 4.3
Instrumental 377 24 6.4 10 2.7 6 1.6 8 2.1
Cesarean section 2,990 92 3.1 9 0.3 10 0.3 73 2.5
Face to pubis 201 8 4.0 5 2.5 1 0.5 2 1.0