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Table 4 Multivariate analysis of maternal factors as predictors of neonatal outcomes

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

Variables OR 95% CI p-value
Number of pregnancies
 0 1.40 [0.60, 3.23] 0.431
 1–3 Ref - -
 4+ 3.01 [1.23, 7.35] 0.015
Travel time from the health center to the hospitalc
 Health center attached to the hospital Ref - -
 30–60 min 3.80 [1.07, 13.40] 0.038
  > 60 min 5.82 [1.47, 23.05] 0.012
 Unknown 2.12 [0.48, 9.35] 0.317
Severity of cesarean section indication
 Very severe indicationa 2.24 [1.11, 4.52] 0.023
 Severe indicationb Ref - -
  1. aVery severe indication included intrauterine rupture, fetal distress, cord prolapse, abruptio placentae
  2. bSevere indication was defined as preeclampsia, prolonged rupture of membranes, cephalo-pelvic disproportion, prolonged labor and mal-presentation
  3. cTravel time measured as average number of minutes for ambulance to travel from the health center to the district hospital