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Table 1 Characteristics of women who delivered by Caesarean section during the study period

From: Caesarean section audit to improve quality of care in a rural referral hospital in Tanzania

Basic indicators Number Mean (SD)
Maternal age in years   26.6 (6.5)
Gravidity   2.7 (1.6)
 1 99
 2 75
 3+ 160
Parity   1.6 (1.6)
 0 101
 1 80
 2+ 153
Number of living children   1.3 (1.4)
 0 120
 1 87
 2+ 120
 (unknown) (7)
Gestational age in weeks   38.8 (2.8)
HIV-positive status 20 (10.2%)  
Maternal-near-miss 26 (7.8%)  
Maternal deaths 5 (1.5%)  
  1. The table provides a statistical description of the population of women who were included in this study and an overview of the maternal morbidity (defined as maternal-near-misses) and mortality