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Table 3 Socio-demographic and reproductive characteristics of near-misses and maternal deaths

From: Maternal near miss and maternal deaths in Mozambique: a cross-sectional, region-wide study of 635 consecutive cases assisted in health facilities of Maputo province

  Near miss cases Maternal deaths
n = 564 (%) n = 71 (%)
Age (yy)
 14-19 133 (23.6) 6 (8.5)
 20-24 152 (27.0) 16 (22.5)
 25-29 148 (26.2) 20 (28.2)
 30-34 94 (16.7) 22 (31.0)
 ≥35 37 (6.6) 3 (4.2)
 Missing - 4
 Range 14 – 47 16 – 42
 Mean ± SD 25.0 ± 6.2 27.0 ± 5.2
Education
 None 39 (6.9) 5 (7.0)
 Primary (7 years) 221 (39.2) 24 (33.8)
 Secondary (12 years) 294 (52.1) 17 (23.9)
 Higher (>12 years) 10 (1.8) 1 (1.4)
 Missing - 24
Marital status
 Single 187 (33.2) 13 (18.3)
 Married/Cohabiting 367 (65.1) 34 (47.9)
 Divorced 5 (0.9) -
 Missing - 24
Residency
 Urban 60 (10.6) 1 (1.4)
 Suburban 261 (46.3) 49 (69.0)
 Rural 242 (42.2) 12 (16.9)
 Missing 1 9
Parity
 0 191 (33.9) 6 (8.5)
 1 117 (20.7) 15 (21.1)
 2 – 4 229 (40.6) 32 (45.1)
 ≥ 5 27 (4.8) 6 (8.5)
Previous C-section
 1 35 (6.2) 6 (8.5)
 2 13 (2.3) 2 (2.8)
 3 9 (1.6) -
Gestational age in the 1st antenatal control (trimester)
 I 54 (14.3) 3 (4.2)
 II 246 (65.1) 29 (40.8)
 III 78 (20.6) 7 (9.9)