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Table 1 Overview of United Nations guidelines process indicators for the survey area

From: Human resources for emergency obstetric care in northern Tanzania: distribution of quantity or quality?

  Minimum recommended level (United Nations guidelines) Total Moshi urban Hai Arusha urban Arumeru Hanang Mbulu
BEmOC per 500 000 4 1.6 3.6 0.0 1.9 1.0 2.6 2.3
CEmOC per 500 000 1 4.6 10.7 2.0 11.5 2.1 0.0 4.5
Percentage of facility deliveries in:
   Not EmOC   19.0 4.1 38.6 36.2 14.3 7.6 10.5
   BEmOC   2.2 2.7 0.0 4.3 0.2 8.9 0.8
CEmOC 15 34.1 124.1 6.4 112.5 3.7 0.0 42.4
Percentage of total expected complicated deliveriesa
   EmOC (met need) 100 59.8 319.3 8.2 164.2 8.9 2.1 50.4
   Not EmOC 21.4 0.1 30.5 84.1 9.1 2.7   5.8
Caesarean section rate         
At CEmOC 5–15 4.6 23.2 0.9 14.0 0.7 c 3.6
Case fatality rateab 1 1.46 1.28 2.09 1.54 1.78 c 1.38
  1. aAdjusted complications – As described in Plan 3 in the United Nations guidelines
  2. bOnly at CEmOC facilities recording deaths.
  3. cNo CEmOC facilities in the district