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Table 1 Comparisons of time to recovery among different levels of predictor variables using log-rank test from obstetric fistula patients at Gondar university teaching and referral hospital (January, 2010–March, 2017)

From: Time to recovery from obstetric fistula and determinants in Gondar university teaching and referral hospital, northwest Ethiopia

Variables Frequency (%) Median recovery time in week Log rank test
X2 P-value
Residence
 Urban 122 (19.9%) 4 28.00 < 0.001
 Rural 490 (80.1%) 5.9
Marital status
 Single 27 (4.4%) 5.1 3. 7 0.452
 Married 387 (63.3%) 4.9
 Divorced 114 (18.7%) 5.4
 Widowed 32 (5.2%) 5.9
 Separate 51 (8.4%) 7.3
BMI
 Normal weight 212 (34.9%) 3.6 76.1 < 0.001
 Under weight 98 (16.1%) 8.9
 Over weight 273 (44.9%) 5.3
 Obesity 28 (4.6%) 10.4
Educational status
 Illiterate 394 (64.4%) 7.3 174.2 < 0.001
 Literate 218 (35.6%) 3.4
Economical dependence
 Dependent 290 (47.6%) 7.3 49.7 < 0.001
 Independent 319 (52.4%) 4.4
Parity
 Primiparous 299 (49.0%) 5.9 8.6 0.003
 Multiparous 311 (51.0%) 4.9
Antenatal care
 Yes 303 (49.6%) 3.6 166.7 < 0.001
 No 308 (50.4%) 8.4
Delivery place
 Home 293 (48.0%) 6.6 22.2 < 0.001
 Health service 317 (52.0%) 4.4
Mode of delivery
 Vaginal 454 (74.4%) 5.3 0.8 0.359
 Non-vaginal 156 (25.6%) 4.7
Outcome of delivery
 Still-birth 256 (41.8%) 6.4 10.6 < 0.001
 Alive 347 (57.6%) 4.6
Antibiotic use
 Use 357 (61.5%) 4.4 90.4 < 0.001
 Don’t use 224 (38.6%) 8.6
Physiotherapy
 No 363 (59.5%) 6.6 45.7 < 0.001
 Yes 247 (40.5%) 4
Length of fistula
 Small (< 2 cm.) 332 (54.3%) 4 117.2 < 0.001
 Medium (2–3.9 cm.) 99 (16.2%) 5.3
 Large (4–5.9 cm.) 131 (21.4%) 8.4
 Extensive (>/=6 cm.) 50 (8.2%) 10.9
Width of fistula
 Small (< 2 cm.) 330 (53.9%) 4 148.0 < 0.001
 Medium (2–3.9 cm.) 133 (21.7%) 6.7
 Large (4–5.9 cm.) 118 (19.3%) 8.9
 Extensive (>/=6 cm.) 31 (5.1%) 9.7