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Table 3 Service related characteristics of respondents

From: Surgical informed consent in obstetric and gynecologic surgeries: experience from a comprehensive teaching hospital in Southern Ethiopia

Variables Frequency (%)
Referred from other health facility (n = 230)
 Yes 162 (70.4)
 No 68 (29.6)
 Total 230 (100.0)
Profession of the person who gave counseling (n = 216)
 Obstetrician-gynecologist 32 (14.8)
 Resident physician 59 (27.3)
 Nurse-midwife 46 (21.3)
 Did not know 79 (36.6)
 Total 216 (100.0)
Schedule of obstetric/gynaecologic surgery performed (n = 230)
 Elective 105 (45.7)
 Emergency 125 (54.3)
 Total 230 (100.0)
Type of anaesthesia received (n = 230)
 General 49 (21.3)
 Spinal 181 (78.7)
 Total 230 (100.0)
Timing of counseling for informed consent (n = 216)
 The day before date of surgery 26 (12.0)
 On the day of surgery 19 (8.8)
 Immediately before surgery 152 (70.4)
 On the operation table 19 (8.8)
 Total 216 (100.0)