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Table 3 Recording of parameters of maternal and feotal conditions, public health institutions of Addis Ababa, December 2011—February 2012

From: Completion of the modified World Health Organization (WHO) partograph during labour in public health institutions of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Parameters of labour Frequency (n = 420) %
Descent of foetal head
Not recorded 353 84.0
Substandard 38 9.0
Monitored to Standard 29 6.9
Cervical dilatation
Not recorded 172 41.0
Substandard 110 26.2
Monitored to Standard 138 32.9
Uterine contraction
Not recorded 189 45.0
Substandard 144 34.3
Monitored to Standard 87 20.7
Action line crossed (n = 138)
Yes 15 10.9
No 123 89.1
Blood pressure
Not recorded 203 48.3
Substandard 139 33.1
Monitored to Standard 78 18.6
Condition of the baby after birth
Not recorded 17 4.0
Recorded
Good (Apgar score 7–10) 333 79.3
Not good (Apgar score 1–6) 57 13.6
Still birth 13 3.1