Table 1

Characteristics of included healthcare facilities by healthcare facility type (designated to provide basic or comprehensive emergency obstetric care)

CharacteristicsBasic (n=52)Comprehensive (n=75)All (n=127)
Workload category: n (%)
 1–30 births per month22 (42%)9 (12%)31 (24%)
 31–160 births per month25 (48%)36 (48%)61 (48%)
 >160 births per month4 (8%)30 (40%)34 (27%)
No. of births per month: Median (IQR)35 (20–70)103 (52–246)64 (31–178)
No. of live births per month: Median (IQR)34 (20–70)99 (49–238)61 (29–172)
No. of obstetric complications per month: Median (IQR)2 (0–6)7.5 (3–20)4 (1–15)
Number of direct obstetric complications per month: Median (IQR)2 (0–6)7.5 (3–20)4 (1–15)
Stillbirth rate (per 1000 births): Median (IQR)0 (0–5.3)21.7 (0–35.7)9.0 (0–28.0)
Early neonatal death rate (per 1000 live births): Median (IQR)0 (0–0)4.3 (0–11.5)0 (0–8.9)
Proportion of women with obstetric complications: n/N (%)0/190 (0%)6/1,435 (0.4%)6/1,625 (0.4%)
 Direct obstetric complications: n/N (%)0/180 (0%)4/1,430 (0.3%)4/1,610 (0.25%)
 Haemorrhage: n/N (%)0/48 (0%)2/350 (0.6%)2/398 (0.50%)
 PPH: n/N (%)0/21 (0%)1/149 (0.7%)1/170 (0.59%)
 (Pre-)Eclampsia: n/N (%)0/61 (0%)2/390 (0.5%)2/451 (0.44%)
 Postpartum sepsis: n/N (%)0/1 (0%)0/63 (0%)0/64 (0%)
 Obstructed labour: n/N (%)0/70 (0%)0/611 (0%)0/681 (0%)
 Ruptured uterus: n/N (%)0/0 (0%)0/16 (0%)0/16 (0%)
 Indirect obstetric complications: n/N (%)0/10 (0%)2/5 (40%)2/15 (13%)
  • PPH, postpartum haemorrhage.