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Table 3 Delivery room practices of maternity workers

From: New paradigm old thinking: the case for emergency obstetric care in the prevention of maternal mortality in Nigeria

Delivery room practices engaged in by maternity staff Doctors (n = 21)
Freq (%)
Nurses (n = 57)
Freq (%)
*CHEWs (n = 74)
Freq (%)
Total (n = 152)
Freq (%)
Allow client's husband into the delivery room 12 (57.1) 34 (59.6) 34 (45.9) 80 (52.6)
Allow one or more client's relatives (apart from the husband) into the delivery room 6 (28.6) 13 (22.8) 8 (10.8) 27 (17.8)
Use the partograph in monitoring labour 18 (87.5) 35 (61.4) 9 (12.2) 62 (40.8)
Refer to obstetric protocols in the labour ward to aid decision making 11 (52.4) 27 (47.4) 27 (36.5) 65 (42.8)
  1. *CHEWs = Community Health Extension Workers