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Table 2 Gynaecologic and obstetric history of women with obstetric fistula in Ethiopia (n = 219)

From: Effects of surgical repair of obstetric fistula on severity of depression and anxiety in Ethiopia

Characteristic Number Percent (%)
Age at 1st marriage (year)
 > 18 108 49.3
 18+ 111 50.7
  Mean ± SD 19.25 ± 3.6
Age at first delivery (Year)
 > 18 67 30.6
 18+ 152 69.4
  Mean ± SD 19.25 ± 3.6
Disease duration (year)
 < 1+ 134 61.2
 1–5 46 21.0
 > 5 39 17.8
  Mean ± SD 2.3 ± 3.5
Median 0.75
Have you ever given birth?
 Yes 215 98.2
 No 4 1.8
Antenatal attendance (last child)
 0 87 40.5
 1–3 63 29.3
 4+ 65 30.2
Number of live births
 0 39 18.1
 1–2 83 38.6
 3–5 61 28.4
 > 5 32 14.9
Labour duration (last delivery in hours)
 < 24 59 27.4
 24+ 156 72.6
Mode of delivery (last delivery)
 Normal vaginal delivery 94 43.7
 CS delivery 81 37.7
 Other mode of delivery 40 18.6
Place of delivery (last delivery)
 Home 63 29.3
 Hospital 127 59.1
 Health Center 20 9.3
 Health post 5 2.3
Delivery outcome (last birth)
 Stillbirth 141 65.8
 Live birth 74 34.4
Number of Stillbirth experiences
 0 62 28.8
 1 114 53.0
 2+ 39 18.1