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Table 3 VEs and examination of line for women admitted for induction of labour (n = 32) categorised by cervical dilatation

From: The purple line as a measure of labourprogress: a longitudinal study

Cervical Dilatation (cm) Number (%) of VEs at specific cervical dilatation where line was present Mean length of line (cm), (SD) Number of VEs and examination of line
<1 1 (8.3) 12 12
1-2 10 (26.3) 8.3 (1.9) 38
3-4 9 (47.4) 7.8 (2.1) 19*
5-6 6 (75.0) 8.2 (2.9) 8
7-9 4 (80.0) 8.9 (0.3) 5
9-10 12 (52.2) 9.9 (2.8) 23*
*1 line measurement not recorded Total 105