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Table 2 Quality assessment and summary the findings for the primary outcomes in developing countries

From: Role of maternity waiting homes in the reduction of maternal death and stillbirth in developing countries and its contribution for maternal death reduction in Ethiopia: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Outcomes № of participants
(studies)
Quality of the evidence
(GRADE)
Anticipated absolute effects
Risk with MWH Risk with Non MWH Risk difference with MWH
Maternal death 32,592 (7 observational studies)
MODERATE
1 per 1000
(11/10,129)
10 per 1000
(223/22,463)
9 fewer per 1000
(10 fewer to 8 fewer)
Stillbirth 27,342 (5 observational studies)
MODERATE
17 per 1000
(139/7968)
181 per 1000
(3508/19374)
164 fewer per 1000
(166 fewer to 159 fewer)
  1. GRADE Working Group grades of evidence
  2. High quality: We are very confident that the true effect lies close to that of the estimate of the effect
  3. Moderate quality: We are moderately confident in the effect estimate: The true effect is likely to be close to the estimate of the effect, but there is a possibility that it is substantially different
  4. Low quality: Our confidence in the effect estimate is limited: The true effect may be substantially different from the estimate of the effect
  5. Very low quality: We have very little confidence in the effect estimate: The true effect is likely to be substantially different from the estimate of effect