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Table 4 Clinical characteristics of patients with a complication of induced abortion admitted during the study period for postabortion care

From: Effects of implementing a postabortion care strategy in Kinshasa referral hospitals, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Variable Intervention hospitals (n = 334) Control hospitals (n = 314) p
Individual patient level characteristicsa
 Bleeding    0.990
  Yes n (%) 280 (92.7) 264 (92.6)  
  No n (%) 22 (7.3) 21 (7.4)  
  Total n (%) 302 (100.0) 285 (100.0)  
 Fever    0.364
  Yes n (%) 144 (59.0) 203 (75.7)  
  No n (%) 100 (41.0) 65 (24.3)  
  Total n (%) 244 (100.0) 268 (100.0)  
 Abdominal pain    0.630
  Yes n (%) 213 (83.9) 239 (89.5)  
  No n (%) 41 (16.1) 28 (10.5)  
  Total n (%) 254 (100.0) 267 (100.0)  
 Traumatic lesions    0.902
  Yes n (%) 59 (23.4) 56 (24.5)  
  No n (%) 193 (76.6) 173 (75.5)  
  Total n (%) 252 (100.0) 229 (100.0)  
 Nauseating debris    0.418
  Yes n (%) 143 (46.6) 163 (59.5)  
  No n (%) 164 (53.4) 111 (40.5)  
  Total n (%) 307 (100.0) 274 (100.0)  
Hospital level characteristics
 Type of provider    
  aMidwife 2.3 (0.0–31.3) 14.7 (0.0–50.0)  
  aGeneral practitioner 85.5 (61.9–100.0) 68.1 (3.6–100.0)  
  aSpecialist doctor 4.5 (0.0–22.7) 7.2 (0.0–92.9)  
 Location of uterine evacuation    
  aEmergency room 2.5 (0.0) 3.9 (0.0–22.2)  
  aLabor room 0.0 (0.0–61.9) 0 (0.0–96.3)  
  aDelivery room 83.1 (0.0–100.0) 89.1 (0.0–100.0)  
  aOperating room 2.5 (0.0–100.0) 3.7 (0.0–17.9)  
  1. aNumbers indicate median percent (minimum value–maximum value) and p = p-value