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Table 3 Volume of all surgeries, caesarean deliveries and inguinal hernia repairs in 2012 and during the first year of the EVD outbreak

From: Admissions and surgery as indicators of hospital functions in Sierra Leone during the west-African Ebola outbreak

  2012a EVDb Changec % Z
Weekly median (SD)
All hospitals
 All surgeries 383 (33) 227 (83) −41 − 7.1****
 Cesarean deliveries 87 (3) 91 (22) 5 −0.2, P = 0.820
 Inguinal hernia repair 90 (19) 30 (21) −67 −8.0****
Governmental (19)
 All surgeries 182 (9) 125 (40) −31 −6.3****
 Cesarean deliveries 49 (6) 71 (16) 45 −5.8****
 Inguinal hernia repair 50 (8) 19 (12) −62 −7.7****
Privat non-profit (17)
 All surgeries 188 (21) 88 (52) −53 −6.7****
 Cesarean deliveries 35 (10) 20 (10) −43 −6.6****
 Inguinal hernia repair 36 (10) 12 (10) −67 −7.3****
Private for-profit (4)
 All surgeries 10 (3) 0 (5) −100 −6.6****
 Cesarean deliveries 3 (1) 0 (1) −100 −7.0****
 Inguinal hernia repair 3 (1) 0 (1) −100 −5.0****
  1. a52 weeks in 2012 [24]
  2. bFirst 52 weeks of the Ebola outbreak, week 21 of 2014 to week 20 of 2015
  3. cChange in weekly medians by comparing identical institutions and weeks
  4. ****P < 0.005