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Table 6 Primary outcomes

From: Comparison of midwife-led and consultant-led care of healthy women at low risk of childbirth complications in the Republic of Ireland: a randomised trial

Outcome MLU
(1101)
Event [%]
CLU
(552)
Event [%]
Summary statistic
95% CI
Caesarean section 163 [14.8%] 84 [15.2%] RR 0.97, 95% CI 0.76, 1.24
Induction of labour 248 [22.5%] 138 [25.0%] RR 0.90, 95% CI 0.75, 1.08
Episiotomy 126 [11.4%] 68 [12.3%] RR 0.93, 95% CI 0.70, 1.23
Instrumental birth 139 [12.6%] 79 [14.3%] RR 0.88, 95% CI 0.68, 1.14
Apgar scores less than 8 10 [0.9%] 9 [1.6%] RR 0.56, 95% CI 0.23, 1.36)
Postpartum haemorrhage (PPH) 144 [13.1%] 75 [13.6%] RR 0.96, 95% CI 0.74, 1.25
Initiation of breastfeeding 616 [55.9%] 317 [57.4%] RR 0.97, 95% CI 0.89, 1.06
Continuous EFM 397 [36.1%] 313 [56.7%] RR 0.64, 95% CI 0.57, 0.71
Labour augmentation 436 [39.6%] 314 [56.9%] RR 0.50, 95% CI 0.40, 0.61