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Table 4 Description of clusters

From: Exploring the effect of implementation and context on a stepped-wedge randomised controlled trial of a vital sign triage device in routine maternity care in low-resource settings

Site Central referral facility deliveries Peripheral facility deliveries Home deliveriesα Proportion of caesarean sections Capacity for blood transfusionΩ Adult intensive care unit bedsΦ MgSO4 availabilityΩ Total doctors in maternityΩ Clinical officers working in maternityΩ Other HCP working in maternityΩ Distance from peripheral facilities to nearest tertiary facility
  Average per month: mean (SE) Average per month: mean (SE) Average per month: mean (SE) Average % (SD) Mean % of facilities n per 1000 deliveries Mean % of facilities Mean/1000 deliveries Mean/1000 deliveries Mean/1000 deliveries Mean (km) (SD)
Addis Ababa 1114 (144) 657 (132) 22% (3) 15.8% 7.4 87.4% 31.2 104.1 154.1 4.3 (2.7)
Cap Haitien 682 (211) 0 (0) 63 (32) 20% (3) 25% 0 25.0% 99.4 13.2 73.1 14.2 (5.4)
Freetown 704 (148) 403 (114) 84 (28) 14% (3) 7.7% 0 100.0% 28.9 15.8 329.6 7.5 (3.7)
Gokak 952 (129) 188 (25) 4 (2) 31% (2) 25% 24.5 41.4% 84.4 1.2 209.9 74 (16.9)
Harare 1026 (64) 785 (53) 108 (21) 22% (25) 12.0% 4.7 100.0% 54.8 1 246.5 16.3 (9.6)
Kampala 2223 (290) 4168 (393) 22% (3) 38.5% 2.7 61.5% 20 2.2 129.6 8.7 (4.3)
Lusaka 2231 (457) 3507 (582) 436 (60) 9% (1) 14.1% 3.3 79.8% 21.4 25 78.6 3.3 (1.3)
Mbale 1442 (152) 1583 (90) 12% (2) 31.7% 0 78.6% 24.1 39.4 116.6 19.6 (12.4)
Ndola 500 (38) 797 (55) 46 (10) 10% (1) 6.5% 4.5 77.4% 23.1 17.7 126.9 11.3 (5.1)
Zomba 2705 (394) 318 (147) 86 (21) 14% (2) 75% 5·3 95.4% 5 36.9 95.9 68.3 (35.2)
All sites 1358 (766) 1241 (1392) 1181 (137) 17% (11) 25.1% 10.9 74.7% 39.2 25.6 154.1 22.75 (19.36)
  1. αFor the seven clusters that were able to systematically record home deliveries
  2. ΦIntensive care unit is defined as a separate ward or room offering higher level care than the main ward
  3. ΩRecorded at trial start and a minimum of three times during trial period and average presented