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Table 3 Overtime trends of proportions of unjustified Caesarean sections per group of indications

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

Groups of indications for CS Retrospective Block Prospective Block 1 Prospective Block 2 Chi-square test for differences across the blocks
Total n Unjustified n (%) Total n Unjustified n (%) Total n Unjustified n (%)
Group 1 [Failure of trial of scar]
 Judgment by LP 10 3 (30%) 15 3 (20%) 20 4 (20%) p = 0.80 (χ2=0.5)
 Judgment by EA 10 8 (80%) 15 7 (47%) 20 12 (60%) p = 0.25 (χ2=2.8)
Group 2 [Cephalopelvic disproportion/obstructed or prolonged labour/arrested descent/foetal distress]
 Judgment by LP 27 14 (52%) 24 6 (25%) 56 13 (23%) p = 0.24 (χ2=7.5)
 Judgment by EA 27 23 (85%) 24 14 (58%) 56 34 (61%) = 0.062=5.8)
Group 3 [other than group 1&2]
 Judgment by LP 22 3 (14%) 38 9 (24%) 58 15 (26%) p = 0.50 (χ2=1.4)
 Judgment by EA 22 13 (59%) 38 23 (61%) 58 23 (40%) p = 0.092=4.9)
  1. The table shows a numerical overview of the subgroups by indications per block, including the number of unjustified CS within those, with chi-square tests for differences in justification over the blocks
  2. Abbreviations: LP local audit panel, EA external auditor, CS Caesarean section