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Table 4 Distribution of mortalities in different wards in Dessie Referral Hospital, 2010-2012

From: Retrospective analysis of mortalities in a tertiary care hospital in Northeast Ethiopia

Variables Ward Total (%)
Medical Pediatrics Surgical Gynecology Obstetric Orthopedic  
Year 2010 190 179 97 5 15 8 494 (33.4)
2011 201 176 78 8 47 6 516 (34.8)
2012 186 158 94 8 17 8 471 (31.8)
Total 577 513 269 21 79 22 1481 (100)
Sex Male 321 306 236 0 0 18 880 (59.5)
Female 256 206 34 21 79 4 584 (39.5)
  Total 577 513 269 21 79 22 1481 (100)
Age <5 years 0 442 1 0 0 0 443 (29.9)
5-14 0 70 0 0 0 0 70 (4.7)
15-30 218 0 103 16 58 11 406 (27.4)
31-50 224 0 87 5 18 9 343 (23.2)
>50 years 134 0 76 0 0 2 212 (14.3)
Missed 1 1 2 0 3 0 7 (0.5)
  Total 577 513 269 21 79 22 1481 (100)
Length of stay <1 day 8 7 5 0 0 1 21 (1.5)
1 day 242 247 112 9 0 8 618 (45.3)
2 days 119 93 37 1 0 5 255 (18.7)
3 days 53 49 20 3 0 4 129 (9.2)
4 days 37 34 16 3 0 0 90 (6.6)
5 days 33 15 13 1 0 1 63 (4.6)
6 days 15 16 12 0 0 1 44 (3.2)
7 days 16 9 7 0 0 0 32 (2.3)
8 days 10 6 9 1 0 1 27 (2.0)
9 days 8 9 8 0 0 0 25 (1.8)
1 days 2 4 4 1 0 0 11 (0.8)
≥11 days 25 7 13 2 0 0 47 (3.4)
Unspecified 9 18 13 0 79 1 120 (8.1)
Total 577 513 269 21 79 22 1481 (100)