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Table 3 Characteristics of Deliveries of Women in the Maternal Newborn Health Registry 2010-2013

From: The Global Network Maternal Newborn Health Registry: a multi-national, community-based registry of pregnancy outcomes

  Argentina Guatemala Zambia Kenya Pakistan Nagpur Belgaum Total
Deliveries, N 9,902 30,262 27,877 35,667 50,275 41,424 84,581 279,988
At least one ANC visit, N (%)         
Yes 9,312 (95.0) 29,696 (98.2) 27,547 (98.9) 34,643 (97.2) 41,792 (83.5) 41,361 (99.9) 84,145 (99.7) 268,496 (96.1)
No 494 (5.0) 533 (1.8) 307 (1.1) 1,003 (2.8) 8,243 (16.5) 30 (0.1) 218 (0.3) 10,828 (3.9)
Delivery mode, N (%)         
Cesarean 3,469 (35.0) 5,580 (18.4) 305 (1.1) 550 (1.5) 4,489 (9.4) 7,701 (19.6) 11,211 (14.0) 33,305 (12.3)
Vaginal/Vaginal assisted 6,430 (65.0) 24,673 (81.6) 27,455 (98.9) 35,112 (98.5) 43,420 (90.6) 31,506 (80.4) 68,583 (86.0) 237,179 (87.7)
Birth attendant, N (%)         
Physician 7,163 (72.4) 12,951 (42.8) 692 (2.5) 717 (2.0) 12,687 (25.3) 24,383 (58.9) 48,871 (57.8) 107,464 (38.4)
Nurse/Midwife/HW 2,678 (27.1) 543 (1.8) 15,433 (55.4) 14,505 (40.7) 13,080 (26.1) 14,223 (34.4) 28,307 (33.5) 88,769 (31.7)
TBA 2 (0.0) 16,675 (55.1) 7,093 (25.4) 16,038 (45.0) 21,961 (43.7) 1,178 (2.8) 2,002 (2.4) 64,949 (23.2)
Family/Other 51 (0.5) 92 (0.3) 4,656 (16.7) 4,407 (12.4) 2,475 (4.9) 1,616 (3.9) 5,377 (6.4) 18,674 (6.7)
Delivery location, N (%)         
Hospital 9,789 (98.9) 12,048 (39.8) 3,453 (12.4) 4,616 (12.9) 14,186 (28.3) 27,433 (66.3) 55,761 (66.0) 127,286 (45.5)
Clinic 15 (0.2) 1,367 (4.5) 13,482 (48.4) 10,245 (28.7) 12,296 (24.5) 10,933 (26.4) 20,777 (24.6) 69,115 (24.7)
Home/Other 93 (0.9) 16,846 (55.7) 10,939 (39.2) 20,805 (58.3) 23,730 (47.3) 3,031 (7.3) 7,976 (9.4) 83,420 (29.8)
Gender, N (%)         
Male 5,153 (51.8) 15,494 (50.9) 14,703 (52.8) 18,300 (50.7) 25,564 (52.7) 20,555 (52.3) 41,663 (52.0) 141,432 (51.9)
Female 4,797 (48.2) 14,948 (49.1) 13,142 (47.2) 17,796 (49.3) 22,975 (47.3) 18,763 (47.7) 38,506 (48.0) 130,927 (48.1)
Birth weight (measured)         
< 2500g 646 (6.5) 3,927 (13.0) 1,494 (5.4) 1,061 (3.0) 6,657 (14.7) 6,300 (16.1) 11,557 (14.5) 31,642 (11.9)
≥ 2500g 9,302 (93.5) 26,361 (87.0) 25,987 (94.6) 34,257 (97.0) 38,507 (85.3) 32,800 (83.9) 67,892 (85.5) 235,106 (88.1)
Mean (std) 3286.1 (578.2) 2983.2 (469.1) 3119.0 (473.4) 3231.5 (486.7) 2915.1 (551.6) 2662.2 (418.8) 2746.4 (439.9) 2912.3 (517.5)
  1. TBA=traditional birth attendant