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Table 1 Total number of deliveries, Cesarean sections, hospital maternal mortality ratio (HMMR) and perinatal mortality rate (PMR) at the Level II and Level III hospitals between 1995 and 2006

From: The safe motherhood referral system to reduce cesarean sections and perinatal mortality - a cross-sectional study [1995-2006]

  Level II Level III Total p
Deliveriesa 12283 (44.8) 15104 (55.2) 27387 (100) <0.0001
   1995 - 1998 3451 5235 8686  
   1999 - 2002 4176 4886 9062  
   2003 - 2006 4656 4983 9639  
C-sectiona 3577 (29.1) 6629 (43.9) 10206 (37.3) <0.001
   1995 - 1998 1203 2419 3622  
   1999 - 2002 1173 1917 3090  
   2003 - 2006 1201 2293 3494  
H-MMRb 2/12262 (16.3) 28/15158 (184.7) 30/27420 (109.4) <0.001
   1995 - 1998 0/3443 3/5207 3/8650  
   1999 - 2002 2/4168 10/4896 12/9064  
   2003 - 2006 0/4651 15/5055 15/9706  
PMRc 66/12311 (5.4) 594/15516 (38.3) 660/27827 (23.7) <0.001
   1995 - 1998 27/3462 255/5357 282/8819  
   1999 - 2002 26/4187 166/4996 192/9183  
   2003 - 2006 13/4662 173/5163 186/9825  
  1. a Number and percentage (%)
  2. b HMMR = Hospital Maternal Mortality Ratio [maternal deaths/total live birth; expressed in/100,000 LB]
  3. c PNMR = Perinatal Mortality Rate [perinatal deaths/total birth; expressed in/1000 births]