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Table 2 Obstetric characteristics of mothers whose neonates were admitted to the NICU of public hospitals in eastern Ethiopia, 2018 [n = 489]

From: Cause and predictors of neonatal mortality among neonates admitted to neonatal intensive care units of public hospitals in eastern Ethiopia: a facility-based prospective follow-up study

CharacteristicsCategoryFrequencyPercent
ParityPrimipara20642.1
Multipara28357.9
Type of pregnancySingle44090.0
Twins4910.0
Place of deliveryAt the index Hospital38077.7
Another hospital306.1
Health center5310.8
Private facilities40.8
Home224.5
Birth attendantMidwife29961.1
Physician15130.9
Nurse112.2
Health extension workers20.4
Traditional birth attendants234.7
Others30.6
Duration of labor<  4 hrs.438.8
4-12 hrs.28858.9
Greater than12 hrs.15832.3
Amniotic fluid status during laborClear36073.6
Meconium stained10721.9
Bloodstained224.5
Mode of deliverySpontaneous Vaginal33869.1
Cesarean section12224.9
Instrumental Delivery295.9
Gestational age at birthVery preterm(<  34 weeks)6312.9
Late preterm(34-36 weeks)9719.8
Term(37-42 weeks)31965.2
post-term(> 42 weeks)102.0
Length of hospital stay< 3 days16032.7
4-7 days22946.8
> 7 days10020.4