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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of study participants

From: Does azithromycin given to women in labour decrease ocular bacterial infection in neonates? A double-blind, randomized trial

Mothers   Azithromycin arm (N = 414) Placebo arm (N = 415)
 Characteristics   n (%) n (%)
  Age (Median, IQR) 26.0 (22.0,30.0) 25.0 (22.0,30.0)
  Ethnicity Madinka 161 (40.1) 187 (45.8)
Fula 77 (19.2) 64 (15.7)
Jola 68 (17.0) 56 (13.7)
Other 95 (23.7) 101 (24.8)
  Season of deliverya Rainy 141 (34.1) 143 (34.5)
  Mode of delivery Vaginal 404 (97.6) 410 (98.8)
Caesarean 10 (2.4) 5 (1.2)
  Multiple pregnancy Yes 5 (1.2) 9 (2.2)
  Hours from rupture of membrane to deliveryb (Median, IQR) 0.4 (0.1,1.8) 0.3 (0.1,1.3)
Newborns   Azithromycin arm (N = 419) Placebo arm (N = 424)
 Characteristics   n (%) n (%)
  Gender Female 207 (49.4) 198 (46.7)
  Apgar score at birth 0–6 14 (3.3) 11 (2.6)
7–10 402 (96.6) 408 (97.4)
  Weightc (Median, IQR) 3.1 (2.8,3.5) 3.1 (2.9,3.4)
 Outcomes
  Stillbirths   7 (1.7) 6 (1.4)
  Deaths during the follow up period   8 (1.9) 8 (1.9)
  1. aRainy season: children born June to October
  2. bTime of rupture of membranes is missing in n = 441 (230 in the azithromycin and 211 in the placebo arm)
  3. cWeight missing in n = 2 (both in the placebo arm)