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Table 2 Characteristics of studies included in the review

From: Prevalence, indications and neonatal complications of caesarean deliveries in Cameroon: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Author name Publication year Years of patient recruitment Type of study Region Age profile Type of health facility Setting sample size Number with CD Complicationsa Indications
Ahounkeng [25] 2014 2011 Cross-sectional Centre 16–43 Tertiary Urban 231 43 No No
DHS-1a [23] 2003 1991 Cross-sectional Not specified NC Not specified Urban 24,182 798 No No
DHS-1b [23] 2003 1991 Cross-sectional Not specified NC Not specified Rural 72,824 1238 No No
DHS-1c [23] 2003 1998 Cross-sectional Not specified NC Not specified Urban 18,485 610 No No
DHS-1d [23] 2003 1998 Cross-sectional Not specified NC Not specified Rural 72,391 1665 No No
Njim-1a [3] 2017 2007–2012 Cross-sectional South west 26.4 ± 5.5 Secondary Semi-urban 4941 1006 No No
Njim-1b [3] 2017 2013 Cross-sectional South west 26.4 ± 5.8 Secondary Semi-urban 200 25 Yes Yes
Tanyi [34] 2016 2015 Cross-sectional South west 15–44 Secondary Semi-urban 1492 199 Yes Yes
Tebeu [35] 2008 2003–2004 Cross-sectional Far north NC Secondary Semi-urban 3263 144 Yes Yes
Foumane [29] 2014 2012 Cohort Centre NC Tertiary Urban 1108 219 Yes Yes
Ngowa [30] 2015 2012 Cohort Centre 28.1 ± 0.9 Tertiary Urban 2330 460 No No
Mbassi-1a [21] 2011 2005–2006 Cross-sectional Centre NC Tertiary Urban 22,842 2691 No No
Mbassi-1b [21] 2011 2005–2006 Cross-sectional Littoral NC Tertiary Urban 12,056 1378 No No
Fouelifack [28] 2014 2008–2010 Cross-sectional Centre 27.34 ± 6.03 Tertiary Urban 5921 876 No No
Fouelifack [27] 2015 2014 Cross-sectional Centre 27.6 ± 5.9 Tertiary Urban 462 176 No No
Doh [26] 1991 1982–1989 Cross-sectional Centre  NC Tertiary Urban 9637 741 Yes Yes
Nana-1a [22] 2011 2007 Cross-sectional Far north 15–40 Secondary Semi-urban 1070 61 Yes Yes
Nana-1b [22] 2011 2007 Cross-sectional Far north 15–40 Secondary Rural 484 30 Yes Yes
Nkwabong [32] 2011 2007–2008 Cross-sectional Centre 16–38 Tertiary Urban 4342 719 No No
Njim-2 [31] 2017 2015–2016 Cross-sectional North west 26.6 ± 5.3 Secondary Semi-urban 886 109 No No
Tamambang [33] 2018 2010–2015 Cross-sectional Littoral 26.6 ± 6.4 Tertiary Urban 8056 495 No No
Agbor [24] 2017 2009–2016 Cross-sectional North west 26.0 ± 6.5 Primary Rural 1803 16 No No
  1. CD caesarean deliveries, NC Not clear, a Complications included in meta-analysis