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Table 2 Distribution of the use of uterotonic drugs during labor, delivery, and the immediate postpartum period

From: Health facility-based Active Management of the Third Stage of Labor: findings from a national survey in Tanzania

  Oxytocin only (%) Ergometrine only (%) Both (%) Neither (%) Missing data Total (%) N
Total 25.8 63.8 3.0 2.1 5.2 100.0 248.6
Age of mother
<20 years 20.4 66.8 4.3 0.0 8.6 100.0 43.3
20–34 years 28.3 61.2 2.7 2.8 4.9 100.0 187.2
35+ years 12.6 84.5 2.9 0.0 0.0 100.0 18.0
Gravidity
1 24.0 66.5 6.7 0.0 2.8 100.0 81.5
2–5 27.5 60.0 1.4 3.7 7.4 100.0 144.2
> 5 21.6 78.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 22.8
Type of facility
Referral hospital 11.1 81.5 3.7 3.7 0.0 100.0 14.1
Regional hospital 23.5 65.3 2.0 0.0 9.2 100.0 96.7
District hospital 31.0 59.0 3.1 3.8 3.2 100.0 126.7
Health center 0.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 100.0 1.3
Other 6.3 81.5 12.1 0.0 0.0 100.0 9.8
Volume of deliveries per year
<1,200 5.7 83.5 10.8 0.0 0.0 100.0 10.9
1,200 – 2,999 4.1 88.2 5.7 0.0 2.0 100.0 35.4
3,000 – 5,499 13.1 81.2 2.5 0.0 3.3 100.0 46.8
5,500 – 6,999 13.2 71.4 1.2 1.2 13.0 100.0 43.9
7,000 – 9,999 52.1 38.9 4.1 0.0 4.9 100.0 45.1
10,000+ 40.1 47.4 1.1 7.2 4.2 100.0 66.4
In-service training in selected facility:
For midwives 19.1 73.6 2.6 0.5 4.3 100.0 96.3
For nurses 19.1 73.6 2.6 0.5 4.3 100.0 96.3
For doctors 10.5 78.8 6.2 1.3 3.3 100.0 39.8