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Table 3 Reported adverse event rates following tubal ligation by minilaparotomy

From: Safety of tubal ligation by minilaparotomy provided by clinical officers versus assistant medical officers: study protocol for a noninferiority randomized controlled trial in Tanzanian women

Reference AEs (n) Sample (n) AE rate   
Chowdhury and Chowdhury, 1975 [31] 7 600 1.2%
Fongsri and McDaniel, 1979 [32] 4 900 0.4%
Dusitsin et al., 1980 [33] 5 292 1.7%
Koetsawang et al., 1981 [34] 37 1376 2.7%
Satyapan et al., 1983 [35] 82 3549 2.3%
Kanchanasinith et al., 1990 [36] 8 820 1.0%
Jack and Chao, 1992 [8] 482 5182 9.3%
Ruminjo and Ngugi, 1992 [6] 8 1521 0.5%
Ruminjo and Ngugi, 1993 [5] 30 1999 1.5%
Cisse et al., 1997 [4] 7 800 0.9%
Kidan et al., 2001 [9] 0 148 0.0%
Gordon-Maclean et al., 2014 [18] 11 518 2.1%
    AE rate (weighted average) Lower limit Upper limit
Total 681 17,705 3.85% 3.15% 4.54%
Total excluding Jack and Chao, 1992 [8] 199 12,523 1.59% 0.90% 2.28%
  1. AE Adverse event