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Table 1 General/Social demographic characteristics

From: Determination of neonatal case-specific fatality rates in a tertiary health institution in North Central Nigeria

General characteristics (n) Frequency (%)
Sex distribution: (726)
 male 391(53.9)
 female 335(46.1)
Mode of delivery: (720)
 spontaneous vertex delivery 336 (46.7)
 elective caesarean section 290 (40.3)
 emergency caesarean section 94 (13.0)
Place of delivery: (727)
 inborn 396 (54.4)
 out born (hospital) 299 (41.4)
 out born (home) 32 (4.4)
Gestational age category: (730)
  < 28 weeks 37 (4.8)
 28–33 weeks 181 (24.8)
 34–36 weeks 116 (15.4)
  ≥ 37 weeks 396 (54.2)
Birth weight category: (669)
 Extreme Low Birth Weight (< 1000 g) 40 (6.4)
 Very Low Birth Weight (1000-1499 g) 100 (15.0)
 Low Birth Weight (1500–2.499 g) 178 (26.6)
 Normal Birth Weight (2500-3999 g) 316 (47.2)
 Macrosomia (≥4000 g) 35 (5.2)
Maternal educational status: (730)
 Nil 15 (2.1)
 Primary 39 (5.3)
 Secondary 190 (26.0)
 Tertiary 438 (60.0)
 Unknown 48 (6.6)
Parity of mother: (730)
 Nulliparity (0) 275 (37.7)
 Low parity (1–3) 393 (58.3)
 High parity (≥4) 62 (8.5)
Antenatal corticosteroid: (730)
 Yes 82 (11.2)
 No 635 (87.0)
 Not known 13 (1.8)
Method of gestational age estimation (730)
 Last Menstrual Period 704 (96.4)
 1st Trimester Ultrasound 2 (0.3)
 Ballard 64 (8.9)
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure use (730)
 Yes 188 (25.8)
 No 542 (74.2)