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Table 1 Distribution of other demographic characteristics of participants

From: A comparison of quality of life of obstetric fistula survivors in Zimbabwe before and after surgical treatment

Highest level of education
No education Primary level Secondary level and above
3 9 14
Distance from health facility
< 5 km 5–10 km 11–20 km > 20 km
3 8 7 8
Type of delivery
Vaginal delivery Cesarean section Forceps delivery
23 2 1
Condition of perineum before surgery
Intact, no sores Mild excoriations Serious sores
4 5 17
Age at first pregnancy in years
15–18 19–24 25+
9 10 7
Baby alive
Yes No
10 16
Treatment outcome
Fistula closed and dry Fistula closed but still incontinent Fistula not closed
22 2 2
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