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Table 3 Comparison of fetal heart rate (FHR), newborn characteristics and perinatal outcome between the eligible women who consented to participate and those with no consent (refused or not asked for consent)

From: Intermittent fetal heart rate monitoring using a fetoscope or hand held Doppler in rural Tanzania: a randomized controlled trial

Characteristics Eligible population p-value
Consented n = 2684 Not consented n = 3447
FHR abnormalities 112 (4.2) 177 (5.1) 0.078
 Abnormal FHR 98 (3.6) 119 (3.5) 0.676
 Not measured 14 (0.5) 58 (1.7) 0.001
Time interval from admission to first abnormal FHR assessment (minutes) 466 ± 349 394 ± 357 0.173
Time interval abnormal FHR to birth (minutes) 93 ± 127 104 ± 179 0.624
Time interval last recorded FHR to birth (minutes) 79 ± 187 89 ± 194 0.059
Cesarean section 559 (20.8) 848 (24.6) 0.001
Apgar score < 7 at
 1 Minute 89 (3.3) 113 (3.3) 0.937
 5 Minutes 21 (0.8) 33 (1.0) 0.466
Bag mask ventilation 162 (6.0) 239 (6.9) 0.158
Adverse neonatal outcome 67 (2.5) 111 (3.2) 0.094
 Fresh stillbirths 7 (0.3) 23 (0.7) 0.023
 Early neonatal deaths 14 (0.5) 17 (0.5) 0.890
 Admitted neonatal area 46 (1.7) 71 (2.1) 0.471
  1. Values given are n (%)