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Table 1 Characteristics of studies included in meta-analysis of perinatal and maternal mortality by place of delivery in sub-Saharan Africa

From: Maternal and perinatal mortality by place of delivery in sub-Saharan Africa: a meta-analysis of population-based cohort studies

Author (s) Year of publication Study country Study setting Study design Home births (%) Refusals (%) Lost follow ups (%) Sample size Deaths/Births (n/N)
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Perinatal studies           
Walraven et al. 1995 [43] Tanzania Rural Prospective cohort 52.7 NP 3.8 447 7/202 22/225
McDermott et al. 1996 [45] Malawi Rural Prospective cohort 41.6 NP 4.3 4,052 131/2257 133/1609
Diallo et al. 2010 [46] Burkina Faso Rural Prospective cohort 64.4 1.8 <0.1 900 26/326 46/589
Nankambirwa et al. 2011 [44] Uganda Rural Prospective cohort 41.5 1.0 3.0 835 13/490 21/347
Matendo et al. 2011 [52] DRC* Rural Prospective cohort 78.3 1.0 <0.1 1,886 34/411 82/1481
Schmiegelow et al. 2012 [47] Tanzania Rural Prospective cohort 16.7 1.1 3.9 995 41/726 5/146
Maternal studies           
De Bernis et al. 2000 [49] Senegal Urban Prospective cohort 57.4 <0.1 <0.1 3,777 12/2160 4/1316
Bouvier-Colle et al. 2001 [36] West Africa** Rural/Urban Prospective cohort 26.4 NP <0.1 20,326 50/10058 5/3621
Høj et al. 2002 [50] Guinea-Bissau Rural Prospective cohort 75.4 NP NP 14,257 35/2489 50/7610
  1. *Democratic republic of Congo **Countries included: Ivory Cost, Mali, Niger, Mauritania, Burkina Faso and Senegal. NP-Not provided.