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Table 1 Obstetrics characteristics of pregnant women attending Hawassa University Comprehensive Specialized Hospital, November 2014–March 2015 (n = 280)

From: Prevalence of group B streptococcus among pregnant women and newborns at Hawassa University comprehensive specialized hospital, Hawassa, Ethiopia

Characteristics   Frequency Percentage (%)
Gestational age in weeks < 37 25 8.9
37–42 249 88.9
> 42 6 2.1
Gravida Primigravida 134 47.9
Multigravida 146 52.1
Previous infant with EOD No 146 52.1
NA 134 47.9
Mode of delivery VD 115 41.1
CS 30 10.7
NA 134 47.9
VD and CS 1 0.4
Duration of membrane rupture 0-5 h 241 86.1
6–10 15 5.4
11–15 10 3.60
16–20 1 0.40
21–25 4 1.40
> 25 9 3.20
Premature rupture of membrane Yes 18 6.4
Chorioamnionitis Yes 2 0.7
No 278 99.3
Meconium stained amniotic fluid Yes 36 12.33
No 244 87.14
Other illness Yes 11 3.9
  1. NA not applicable, EOD early onset disease, CS cesarean section, VD vaginal delivery