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Table 2 Characteristics of women's reproductive history over the year after discharge, by pregnancy outcome, as recorded during the interviews at 3, 6 and 12 months

From: Women's sexual health and contraceptive needs after a severe obstetric complication ("near-miss"): a cohort study in Burkina Faso

  3 months 6 months 12 months
  Nearmiss   Nearmiss   Nearmiss  
  Induced abortion PND & natural abortion Live birth Un-complicated delivery Induced abortion PND & natural abortion Live birth Un-complicated delivery Induced abortion PND & natural abortion Live birth Un-complicated delivery
Infant feeding
No of respondents
NA NA 165 653 NA NA 150 631 NA NA 141 607
   No & % breastfeeding NA NA 161 97.6% 650 99.5% NA NA 142 94.7% 626 99.2% NA NA 134 95.0% 596 98.2%
   No & % with breastfeed difficulties NA NA 25 15.2% 87 13.3% NA NA 16 10.7% 69 11.0% NA NA 16 11.3% 51 8.4%
   No & % bottle feeding NA NA 11 6.7% 38 5.8% NA NA 9 6.0% 25 4.0% NA NA 7 5.0% 20 3.3%
   No % % other feeding NA NA 4 2.4% 17 2.6% NA NA 103 68.7% 448 71.1% NA NA 134 95.0% 580 95.6%
Return of menses
Number of respondents
18 114 179 660 14 105 161 638 15 107 158 624
   No & % Menses returned 16 88.9% 92 80.7% 46 25.7% 153 23.2% 14 100% 94 89.5% 77 47.8% 280 43.9% 15 100% 91 85.0% 100 63.3% 428 68.6%
Resumption of sexual relations Number of respondents 18 114 178 657 15 111 164 640 15 103 155 597
   No & % Resumed sexual relations 8 44.4% 64 56.1% 44 24.7% 186 28.3% 11 73.3% 94 84.7% 88 53.7% 388 60.6% 12 80.0% 96 93.2% 106 68.4% 444 74.4%
With Dyspareunia Number of respondents (1) 8 64 44 186 10 86 82 375 1 8 23 88
   No & % with Dyspareunia 1 12.5% 15 23.4% 12 27.3% 58 31.2% 2 20.0% 10 11.6% 13 15.9% 51 13.6% 1 100% 1 12.5% 3 13.0% 6 6.8%
Pregnant or delivered or experienced an early pregnancy loss
Number of respondents
18 114 177 657 14 100 160 625 15 108 160 629
   No & % stating they were pregnant or delivered 0 0.0% 1 0.9% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 1 7.1% 17 17.0% 4 2.5% 3 0.5% 6 40.0% 44 40.7% 9 5.6% 22 3.5%
Desire for another baby
Number of respondents
18 114 179 661 13 93 160 636 12 80 157 619
   No & % expressing desire 17 94.4% 92 80.7% 113 74.3% 491 74.3% 11 84.6% 74 79.6% 119 74.4% 484 76.1% 12 100% 60 75.0% 112 71.3% 461 74.5%
Desired timing
Number of respondents
18 114 175 646 13 92 161 634 12 80 157 618
   No and % want baby within a year 3 16.7% 36 31.6% 6 3.4% 6 0.9% 5 38.5% 26 28.3% 1 0.6% 3 0.5% 4 33.3% 20 25.0% 5 3.2% 10 1.6%
Currently using contraception
Number of respondents
18 113 179 658 12 100 161 635 12 80 157 616
   No & % using contraception 5 27.8% 45 39.8% 44 24.6% 169 25.7% 2 16.7% 40 40.0% 58 36.0% 245 38.6% 4 33.3% 36 45.0% 65 41.4% 249 40.4%
Of which             
% using Pill 4 80.0% 18 40.0% 7 15.9% 25 14.8% 1 50.0% 18 45.0% 16 27.6% 49 20.0% 3 75.0% 9 25.0% 11 16.9% 67 26.9%
% using IUD 0 0.0% 1 2.2% 0 0.0% 1 0.6% 0 0.0% 1 2.5% 2 3.4% 4 1.6% 0 0.0% 1 2.8% 2 3.1% 5 2.0%
% using Injection/implant 0 0.0% 4 8.9% 7 15.9% 20 11.8% 0 0.0% 5 12.5% 9 15.5% 35 14.3% 0 0.0% 9 25.0% 12 18.5% 38 15.3%
% using Condom 1 20.0% 9 20.0% 15 34.1% 60 35.5% 1 50.0% 7 17.5% 20 34.5% 103 42.0% 1 25.0% 8 22.2% 18 27.7% 85 34.1%
% using Natural method 0 0.0% 12 26.7% 12 27.3% 51 30.2% 0 0.0% 4 10.0% 3 5.2% 30 12.2% 0 0.0% 3 8.3% 15 23.1% 23 9.2%
% stating breastfeeding n/a n/a 2 4.5% 24 14.2% n/a n/a 0 0.0% 5 2.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 0 0.0% 2 0.8%
  1. (1) asked only of those who resumed sexual relationships.
  2. NA - not applicable; PND - perinatal death.