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Table 2 Reason for referral (N = 140)

From: Male involvement in birth preparedness and complication readiness for emergency obstetric referrals in rural Uganda

Characteristic Number (Percentage)
†Reason for referral  
Anemia 2 (1.5)
Eclampsia 3 (2.1)
Fetal distress (including 5 with cord prolapse) 15 (10.5)
Hemorrhage 16 (18.4)
Obstructed or prolonged labor (including impending uterine rupture with IUFD) 63 (45.0)
Poor obstetric history 4 (2.9)
Malpresentation (including arm prolapse) 5 (3.6)
Multiple pregnancy (3 with retained twin) 6 (4.2)
Previous caesarean section 15 (10.5)
Ruptured uterus 4 (2.9)
Preterm labour 7 (5.0.)
Postpartum hemorrhage 4 (2.9)
Referring Unit  
Hospital 92 (67.3)
Health centre 13 (9.0)
Private clinic 34 (22.7)
  1. Key: † Reason for referral identified at admission