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Table 1 Maternal and newborn characteristics

From: Newborn follow-up after discharge from a tertiary care hospital in the Western Cape region of South Africa: a prospective observational cohort study

Total n = 972 (%)  
Maternal characteristics
 Education level  Pregnancy Complication
  Primary and under 83 (8)   None 584 (60)
  Secondary 540 (56)   Maternal conditionb 206 (21)
  Matrica or higher 349 (36)   Delivery conditionc 182 (19)
 Race  Number of children
  African 576 (59)   0 284 (29)
  Mixed 379 (39)   1 291 (30)
  White/Other 17 (2)   2 242 (25)
 Medical Insurance   3+ 155 (16)
  No 958 (99)  Delivery type
  Yes 14 (1)   Vaginal 569 (59)
 Travel time to local clinic   Elective C-section 247 (25)
  >1 hour 507 (52)   Emergent C-section 156 (16)
  <1 hour 455 (47)   
  Unknown 10 (1)  
 Maternal Income
  Salary/Wages/Grants 160 (16)
  No income 799 (82)
  Refuse to disclose 13 (1)
Newborn characteristics
 Birth weight (grams)  Length of stay (hours)
  <2500 247 (25)   0–24 255 (26)
  ≥2500 725 (75)   25–48 209 (22)
 Gestational Age (weeks)   49–72 218 (22)
  34–36 197 (20)   73–96 168 (17)
  37–39 594 (61)   >96 122 (13)
  40–42 178 (18)  Planned Diet
  Unknown 3 (<1)   Breastmilk 911 (94)
     Formula 61 (6)
Outcomes
 Follow-up within 7 days of discharge  
  Yes 794 (82)
  No 177 (18)
  1. aMatric: completion or graduation from secondary school
  2. bMaternal condition: anemia, gestational diabetes, HIV, hypertension, preeclampsia
  3. cDelivery condition: breech presentation, failure to progress, fetal distress, placental abruption, twin gestation