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Table 2 Maternal adverse outcome among women with SIPI and NIPI

From: Spectrum of maternal and perinatal outcomes among parturient women with preceding short inter-pregnancy interval at Bugando Medical Centre, Tanzania

  Inter-pregnant interval  
  SIPI N = 150 NIPI N = 300  
  n(%) n(%) p-value
Hemoglobin concentration    
<11 g/dl 141(94.0) 83(27.7) <0.01
≥11 g/dl 9(6.0) 217(72.3)  
Trial of VBAC    ˝
Failed 44(29.3) 6(2.0)  
Successful 106(70.7) 294(98.0)  
Pre eclampsia*    ˝
Present 27(18.0) 8(2.7)  
Absent 123(82.0) 292(97.3)  
Postpartum hemorrhage    ˝
Present 29(19.3) 10(3.3)  
Absent 121(80.7) 290(96.7)  
PROM    ˝
Present 68(45.3) 10(3.3)  
Absent 82(54.7) 290(96.7)  
  1. *Preeclampsia was defined as an increase in blood pressure to at least 140/90 mm Hg after the 20th week of gestation, an increase in diastolic blood pressure of at least 15 mm Hg or an increase in systolic blood pressure of at least 30 mm Hg from the level measured before the 20th week, combined with proteinuria (protein excretion, at least 0.3 g per 24 hours).