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Table 3 Factors independently associated with perinatal mortality among women with obstructed labour at Mbale regional referral hospital

From: Incidence and determinants of perinatal mortality among women with obstructed labour in eastern Uganda: a prospective cohort study

Outcome Perinatal death (n = 548) Crude RR Adjusted RR
  (95%CI) (95% CI)
Maternal venous lactate at base line
 Normal lactate (<=4.8) 12/205 (5.9) 1 1
 High lactate (>  4.8) 44/287 (15.3) 2.40 (1.30–4.45) 2.71 (1.26–4.24)
Use of traditional medicine
 Yes 43/272 (15.8) 2.41 (1.33–4.38) 1.80 (0.99–3.27)
 No 13/218 (6) 1 1
History of referral
 Yes 48/300 (16) 3.45 (1.66–7.15) 2.84 (1.35–5.96)
 No 8/192 (4.2) 1 1
History of rupture of membranes
 Yes 51/395 (12.9) 2.33 (0.95–5.70) 1.81 (0.75–4.37)
 No 5/97 (5.2) 1 1
Median duration of labour, hoursa 28.1 (18.6–28.1) 0.99 (0.97–1.00) 0.99 (0.97–1.00)
  1. a Median (interquartile range)