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Table 3 Obstetric and labor complications among 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
Obstetric complications during the current pregnancyYes8116.6
No40883.4
Preeclampsia or eclampsia438.8
Chorioamnionitis81.6
Premature rupture of membrane183.7
Antepartum hemorrhage173.5
Other10.2
Medical illness during pregnancyYes306.1
No45993.9
Diabetes mellitus51.0
Hypertension81.6
Tuberculosis10.2
Cardiac disease10.2
Anemia142.9
Human immunodeficiency virus30.6
Others20.4
Complication during laborYes22646.2
No26353.8
 Prolonged labor10321.1
 Premature rupture of membrane6212.7
 Fetal distress8417.2
 Cord prolapsed81.6