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Table 5 Patients with a complication of induced abortion admitted for postabortion care during the period before and after the implementation of the PAC strategy

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

Variable Before intervention
n (%)
After intervention
n (%)
Change % (95% CI95)* p*
GO emergencies     
 Intervention hospitals 1322 (10.1%) 1470 (13.6%) + 3.5% (− 3.4 à + 10.4%) 0.284t
 Control hospitals 1625 (10.9%) 1246 (11.0%) + 0.1% (− 3.5 à + 3.7%) 0.950t
 Difference    + 3.4% (− 3.6 à + 10.4%) 0.328t
Pelviperitonitis     
 Intervention hospitals 120 (5.0%) 168 (2.4%) − 2.6% (− 7.9 à + 2.7%) 0.297t
 Control hospitals 134 (9.7%) 125 (7.2%) − 2.5% (− 9.8 à + 4.8%) 0.461t
 Difference    − 0.1% (− 8.3 à + 8.1%) 0.976t
Hemorrhage, sepsis, endometritis, or pelvic abscess   
 Intervention hospitals 120 (95.0%) 168 (97.6%) + 2.6% (− 2.7 à + 7.9%) 0.297t
 Control hospitals 134 (90.3%) 125 (92.8%) + 2.5% (− 4.8 à + 9.8%) 0.461t
 Difference    + 0.1% (− 8.1 à + 8.3%) 0.976t
  1. With IC = confidence interval; n = number of subjects; p = p-value; t = t test; GO = gynecology and obstetrics; * = clustered robust standard errors (cluster = structure)