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Table 4 maternal age and parity distribution among MWHs users and non-users

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

Author Set up Study design Outcome measure Proportion for MWHs (%) Proportion for non MWHs (%)
J.M. Tumwine et al. 1996 [17] Rural Zimbabwe Retrospective cohort Parity = 0 89/280 (31.8) 215/773 (27.8)
1–4 121/280 (43.2) 367/773 (47.5)
> = 5 70/280 (25) 191/773 (24.7)
P.Millard et al. 1991 [18] Rural Zimbabwe Comparative study Parity = 0 123/486 (25.4) 80/336 (23.8)
1–3 204/486 (42) 137/336 (40.8)
4–6 121/486 (25) 86/336(25.6)
> = 7 36/486 (7.6) 30/336 (8.8)
Lonkhuijzen Luc van et al. 2003 [19] Rural Zambia Retrospective cohort Parity =0 54/218 (24.8) 31/292 (10.6)
> 6 12/218 (5.5) 8/292 (2.7)
Singh Kavita et al. 2017 [22] Malawi Cross sectional Parity =1 115/249 (46.2) 104 /288 (36.1)
2–3 73/249 (29.3) 112/288 (38.9)
> = 4 61/249 (24.5) 68 /288 (23)
Age = 15–19 62/259 (23.9) 45/288 (15.6)
20–34 164/259 (63.4) 216/288 (75)
> = 35 33/259 (12.7) 26/288 (9.4)
J Kelly et al. 2010 [24] Ethiopia Retrospective cohort Parity =0 193/615 (31.4) 525 /1099 (47.8)
1–3 294/615 (47.8) 366/1099 (33.3)
> = 4 118/615 (19.2) 177 /1099 (16.1)
D.Chandramohan et al. 1994 [25] Ethiopia Retrospective cohort Primiparas 661/1573 (42) 1108/2915 (38)
Parity > 6 110/1573 [7] 146/2915 [5]