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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of mothers undergoing emergency cesarean section delivery (N = 441)

From: Maternal predictors of neonatal outcomes after emergency cesarean section: a retrospective study in three rural district hospitals in Rwanda

Variable Number Percent
District hospital
 Butaro 161 36.5
 Kirehe 139 31.5
 Rwinkwavu 141 32.0
Mother’s age group N = 435
 15–24 176 40.5
 25–34 189 43.4
 35+ 70 16.1
Number of previous pregnancies N = 438
 0 176 40.2
 1–3 183 41.8
 4+ 79 18.0
Mother’s marital status N = 404
 Single 32 7.9
 Ever married 372 92.1
Mother’s weight N = 365
  ≤ 50 kg 24 6.6
 51–80 kg 329 90.1
  > 80 kg 12 3.3
Occupation N = 409
 Farmer 373 91.2
 Employed 22 5.4
 Unemployed 14 3.4
Insurance N = 415
 Community based health insurance 377 90.8
 Private insurance 26 6.3
 None 12 2.9
Travel time from health center to the hospitala N = 356
 Health center attached to the hospital 91 25.6
 30–60 min 200 56.2
  > 60 min 65 18.2
  1. aTravel time measured as average number of minutes for ambulance to travel from the health center to the district hospital