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Table 1 Assessment of the presence of demographic characteristics, antenatal care, delivery/abortion and referral information

From: Maternal death surveillance and response in Tanzania: comprehensiveness of narrative summaries and action points from maternal death reviews

Variable Frequency Percent
Demographic and antenatal care information (N = 76)
 Date of review 18 23.7
 cMaternal death review number 7 9.2
 Patient code 8 10.5
 Age 69 90.8
 Marital status 8 10.5
 Gravidity 69 90.8
 Parity 68 89.5
 Live children 54 71.1
 Mode of delivery of previous pregnancya 8 12.7
 Date of last caesarean sectionb 1 25.0
 Number of antenatal care visits in this pregnancy 54 71.1
 Risk factors detected during this pregnancy 46 60.5
Delivery/abortion information for those who delivered before last admission (N = 19)
Date of delivery/abortion 18 94.7
Duration of amenorrhoea 8 42.1
Status of baby at delivery (dead/alive/abortion) 11 57.9
Place of birth/abortion(home/facility) 18 94.7
Assisted by who 11 57.9
Information on complications 16 84.2
Referring information for referral cases (N = 32)
 Type of referring facility 28 87.5
 Reason for referral 26 81.3
 History of case 17 53.1
 cHow does a woman’s position in the community affect her referral 0 0
  1. aOnly for eligible cases (multigravida) N=63
  2. bOnly for eligible cases (those reported C/S for previous delivery) N=4
  3. cRemoved from analysis of Comprehensiveness