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Table 4 Characteristics of pregnant women presenting in emergency situations in all 24 Lagos public CEmOC facilities (August 2018–August 2019)

From: Critical comparative analysis of data sources toward understanding referral during pregnancy and childbirth: three perspectives from Nigeria

Background characteristics n = 1038 % 95% CI
Reproductive age category
  < 20 years 23 2.2 1.5–3.3
 20 to 34 years 754 72.7 69.8–75.3
  > 35 years 261 25.1 22.6–27.9
Marital status
 Married 981 94.5 92.9–95.7
 Single 57 5.5 4.1–6.8
Educational attainment
 Primary 18 6.3 4.5–7.6
 Secondary 164 57.7 54.7–59.6
 Tertiary 102 36.0 34.5–38.7
 Missing 754 72.6 70.1–74.3
Employment status
 Unemployed/Housewife 206 19.8 17.5–22.4
 Student 45 4.3 3.3–5.8
 Self-employed/Petty trader 526 50.7 47.6–53.7
 Self-employed/Mid-High Business 92 8.9 7.3–10.8
 Employed 169 16.3 14.2–18.7
Booking status
 Un-booked 954 92.0 90.1–93.4
 Booked 84 8.0 6.6–9.9
Parity
 Nulliparous (0) 355 36.1 34.3–38.5
 Multiparous (1–4) 604 61.4 58.7–63.8
 Grand multiparous (≥5) 25 2.5 1.8–3.4
 Missing 54 5.2 3.4–6.8
Number of gestations
 Singleton 987 95.1 93.6–96.3
 Multiple (Twins/Triplets) 51 4.9 3.8–6.4
Mode of delivery
 Spontaneous vaginal delivery 332 32.0 29.2–34.9
 Assisted Vaginal Delivery 29 2.8 1.9–3.9
 Caesarean delivery 549 52.9 49.8–55.9
 Evacuated before viability 128 12.3 10.5–14.5