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Table 1 Description of singleton term births

From: Perinatal mortality associated with use of uterotonics outside of Comprehensive Emergency Obstetric and Neonatal Care: a cross-sectional study

  All Singleton term births ≥37 weeks
n = 22426
Group reporting outside uterotonics
n = 1260
Perinatal Deaths
 Fresh Still Births 361 (1 · 6 %) 63 (5 · 0 %)
 Macerated Still Births 191 (0 · 9 %) 8 (0 · 6 %)
 Unspecified Still Births 5 (0 · 0 %) 3 (0 · 2 %)
 Total early Neonatal deaths 318 (1 · 4 %) 53 (4 · 2 %)
 Neonatal deaths from Birth Asphyxia 229 (1 · 0 %) 41 (3 · 3 %)
 Total Perinatal deaths 875 (3 · 9 %) 124 (9 · 8 %)
Birth Complications
 Prolonged labor (>12 h) 1289 (5 · 7 %) 185 (14 · 4 %)
 Pre-eclampsia (Moderate) 63 (0 · 3 %) 5 (0 · 4 %)
 Pre-eclampsia (Severe) 303 (1 · 4 %) 12 (1 · 0 %)
 Eclampsia 261 (1 · 2 %) 13 (1 · 0 %)
Hospital Procedures
 Cesarian-sections 4953 (21 · 1 %) 484 (38 · 4 %)
 Cesarians due to fetal compromise 1501 (6 · 7 %) 97 (7 · 7 %)
 Uterotonic to augment or induce 7516 (33 · 5 %) 435 (34 · 5 %)
  1. % of births in parentheses