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Table 2 The women and birth partner participants

From: Measuring the quality and quantity of professional intrapartum support: testing a computerised systematic observation tool in the clinical setting

Characteristics of woman and birth partner participants Categories Number Percentage
Number of women observed   44  
Women observed on two occasions   5  
English woman’s first language   44 100
Woman’s ethnic origin White European 44 100
Cervical dilatation at last Vaginal Examination before observation commenced (n = 49) </=3cm 12 24.5
  3-5cm 20 40.8
  >5cm 16 32.7
  Unknown 1 2.0
Allocated care pathway (n = 49) Red (high risk) 19 38.8
  Amber 8 16.3
  Green (low risk, midwife-led) 22 44.9
Woman Age (n = 44) <20 7 15.9
  20-25 13 29.5
  26-35 16 36.4
  >35 8 18.2
Woman’s Parity (n = 44) 0 25 56.8
  1 9 20.4
  2 5 11.4
  3+ 5 11.4
Birth partner present (n = 44) 44 (100%) 44 100
  Life partner only birth partner 34 77.3
  Mother only partner 6 13.6
  Life partner + mother 4 9.1