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Table 2 Maternal Characteristics by mode of delivery

From: Effects of caesarean section on maternal health in low risk nulliparous women: a prospective matched cohort study in Shanghai, China

Characteristic Caesarean section (n = 301) N (%) Vaginal delivery (n = 301) N (%)
Age (year) (Mean ± SD) 25.4 ± 2.7 24.9 ± 2.6
Body mass index before pregnancy (Mean ± SD) 20.4 ± 2.7 20.0 ± 2.5
Significant medical history 1 year before pregnancy 18 (6.0) 24 (8.0)
Significant medical history during pregnancy 23 (7.6) 25 (8.3)
RTI during pregnancy* 16 (5.3) 11 (3.7)
No indications for caesarean section 127 (42.2) 127 (42.2)
Relative indications for caesarean   
   Foetal distress 104 (59.8) 117 (67.2)
   Cephalopelvic disproportion 49 (28.2) 46 (26.4)
   Other indications 21 (12.1) 11 (6.3)
  1. * RTI: Reproductive tract infection.