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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the Study Participants (N = 178)

From: Gynecological hysterectomy in Northern Tanzania: a cross- sectional study on the outcomes and correlation between clinical and histological diagnoses

CharacteristicsNumberPercent
Age, years
Mean ± SD48.8 ± 8.6 
 26–445732.0
 45–6411262.9
 65+95.1
Education level
 Non-formal3419.1
 Primary6134.3
 Secondary5933.1
 College/high level2413.5
Marital status
 Single158.4
 Cohabiting63.4
 Married13375.1
 Divorced105.6
 Widowed147.9
Parity
Mean ± SD3.3 ± 2 
 Nuliparous158.4
 1–24324.2
 3+12067.4
BMI (kg/m2)
  < 18.521.1
 18.5–24.94525.3
 25.0–29.98044.9
 30+5128.7
Hypertensive
 No14480.9
 Yes3419.1
Diabetes
 No16693.3
 Yes126.7
 Others  
Hb level before surgery(g/dl)
  > 1112972.5
 10.5–8.04927.5
  < 7.000
Previous abdominal operation
 No15486.5
 Yes2413.5
Hysterectomy approach
 Abdominal16896%
 Vaginal104%