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Table 1 Participant’s baseline characteristics at the University of Gondar Hospital, (N = 215)

From: Pelvic organ prolapse surgery and health-related quality of life: a follow-up study

Characteristic N (%)a
Age (years), mean (SD) 49.3 (9.4)
Pregnancy, mean (SD) 6.5 ± 2.5
Parity, mean (SD) 5.9 (2.6)
Marital status
 Married/cohabiting 188 (87.4)
 Not marriedb 27 (12.6)
Educational status
 Illiterate 204 (94.9)
 Literate 11 (5.1)
Occupational status
 Farmer 94 (43.7)
 Housewife 84 (39.1)
 Otherc 37 (17.2)
Child < 5 years
 Yes 47 (21.9)
 No 168 (78.1)
Duration of POP
 ≤ 1 year 59 (27.4)
 ≥ 2 year 156 (72.6)
Prefer uterine preservation if,
 Preservation > hysterectomy 82 (38.1)
 Hysterectomy > preservation 116 (54.0)
 Hysterectomy = preservation 85 (39.5)
Category of POP stage III and higherd
 Cystocele (anterior compartment) 148 (68.8)
 Apical prolapse (middle compartment) 134 (62.3)
 Rectocele (posterior compartment) 72 (33.5)
Surgical procedures
 Vaginal hysterectomy 119 (55.3)
 Sacrospinous fixation 46 (21.4)
 Anterior colporrhaphy 154 (71.6)
 Posterior colporrhaphy 87 (40.5)
  1. POP pelvic organ prolapse, SD standard deviation
  2. aUnless specifically stated otherwise
  3. bNot married: single or divorced or widowed
  4. cOther: student, merchant, and jobless
  5. dSeveral patients had prolapse in more than one compartment, and the sum of the percentages may be greater than 100%