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Table 4 Relevant information related to delay in decision, transport and care among near miss cases

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

Factor n = 564 (%)
Decision to seek care  
 Patient 165 (29.3.)
 Husband/partner 147 (26.1.)
 Relatives 215 (38.1)
 Neighbours 21 (3.8)
Transport  
 Owner car 257 (45.6)
 Public transport “Chapa” 173 (30.7)
 On foot 114 (20.2)
 Other 9 (1.6)
Place of birth*  
 Home 8 (2.1)
 Along the way 9 (2.4)
 Peripheral health unit 83 (21.7)
 Referral center 285 (73.8)
Mode of delivery*   
 Vaginal 167 (43.4)
 Caesarean 218 (56.6)
Assistance at birth*  
 Nurse/midwife 132 (34.5)
 Obstetrician/surg. technician 260 (60.5)
 Assistant medical officer 3 (0.8)
 Traditional birth attendant 1 (0.3)
 Relative 12 (3.1)
 Others 3 (0.8)
  1. *Near-miss cases associated with fetal viability (N = 382).