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Table 2 Maternal characteristics of all hospital births in Suriname in 2016 and 2017

From: Childbirth outcomes and ethnic disparities in Suriname: a nationwide registry-based study in a middle-income country

 Total
n = (%)
Total deliveries18,290
Hospitals
 I4380 (23.9)
 II5070 (27.7)
 III5089 (27.8)
 IV3034 (16.6)
 V717 (3.9)
Age (years)
  < 202518 (13.8)
 20–3513,646 (74.8)
  > 362087 (11.4)
Missings n = 39
Ethnicity
 Maroon4950 (27.6)
 Creole4217 (23.5)
 Hindustani3395 (18.9)
 Mixed2254 (12.5)
 Javanese1948 (10.9)
 Indigenous / Amerindian681 (3.8)
 Chinese381 (2.1)
 Othera137 (0.8)
Missings n = 327 
Parity
 06243 (34.3)
 1–39553 (52.4)
  > 42428 (13.3)
Missings n = 66 
Gestational age (GA)
  < 28 weeks217 (1.2)
 28–36 weeks2312 (12.8)
  > 37 weeks15,569 (86.0)
Missings n = 192 
Anemia
 Moderate2571 (39.9)
 Severe153 (2.4)
Missings n = 11.851 
Multiple pregnancy
 Twin208 (1.1)
 Triplet3 (−)
Mode of delivery
 Spontaneous13,650 (74.6)
 Instrumental231 (1.3)
 Cesarean section4409 (24.1)
Presentation
 Cephalic17,671 (96.6)
 Breech560 (3.1)
 Transverse59 (0.3)
Post partum hemorrhage
 500–999 mL1031 (6.3)
  > 1000 mL256 (1.6)
Missings n = 1942 
Total babies born18,504
 Live births18,118 (97.9)
 Stillbirths, > 22 weeks386 (2.1)
Sex
 Girls8915 (48.2)
Missings n = 17 
Birth weight
  < 2500 g2774 (15.1)
 2500–4000 g15,069 (81.9)
  > 4000 g558 (3.0)
Missings n = 103 
Apgar-score 5 min
 Below 7648 (3.9)
Missings n = 1704 
Late stillbirth
 n=285
SBR per 1000 hospital births b15.6
Maternal deaths
 n=25c
National MMR per 100.000 LB d127
 n=20
Hospital-based MMR per 100.000 LB d110
  1. aEthnicity other: Brazilian (n = 101, 0.5%), Caucasian (n = 25, 0.1%), Caribbean (n = 11)
  2. bSBR: stillbirth rate = per 1000 births > 28 weeks or > 1000 g
  3. cTwo maternal death occurred at home, one during transport, two in primary health care services. Four deaths occurred antepartum, three of which in the hospitals
  4. dMMR: maternal mortality rate, maternal deaths per 100.000 live births (LB)