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Table 5 Multivariate Model of risk factors for surgical site infection (SSI) in patients who underwent caesarean sections

From: Incidence and predictors of surgical site infections following caesarean sections at Bugando Medical Centre, Mwanza, Tanzania

Independent risk factors HR (95% CI) P - value
Hypertensive disorders of pregnancy 2.9 (1.4-6.4) 0.006
Contaminated wound 2.5 (1.2-5.1) 0.016
Multiple vaginal examinations 2.6 (1.3-5.3) 0.008
Operation done by Intern doctor 4.2 (1.8-9.5) 0.001
Severe anaemia (Hb <7 g/dl) 3.8 (1.2-12.4) 0.028
Duration of procedure >60 minutes 2.3 (1.1-4.8) 0.030
  1. HR = hazard ratio, CI = confidence.