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Table 3 Births: Providers ratio and average number of births

From: Association of the client-provider ratio with the risk of maternal mortality in referral hospitals: a multi-site study in Nigeria

Hospital All providers All doctors All nurses & midwives Specialist Obstetricians mDoctors Midwives mProviders Average births %(n)
Adeoyo Maternity Hospital, Ibadan 14 85 17 850 162 17 16 12.8 (3399)
General Hospital, Minna 15 104 18 2695 539 31 29 20.4 (5389)
Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital 5 13 9 304 77 53 31 19.5 (5164)
Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria 1 3 3 89 26 3 3 7.4 (1955)
State Hospital, Ijaye Abeokuta 7 29 9 657 101 15 13 4.9 (1314)
Karshi General Hospital, Abuja 12 52 16 892 59 22 16 3.4 (892)
Central Hospital, Warri 22 64 33 1087 207 37 32 16.4 (4349)
Central Hospital, Benin City 13 50 17 502 155 27 23 15.2 (4017)
All 8 Hospitals 7 19 11 441 106 18 15 26,479
Pearson Correlation Coefficient (r) 0.060 0.080 0.001 0.095 0.228 0.043 0.134  
  1. All providers refer to all doctors, nurses and midwives in the entire hospital; All doctors refer to all doctors in all the departments in the entire hospital; All nurses and midwives refer to all nurses and midwives in the entire hospital; mdoctors refers to doctors in Obstetrics and Gynaecology department and specialists Obstetricians; mproviders refers to doctors in Obstetrics and Gynaecology Departments, specialist Obstetricians and midwives