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Table 3 Memory of childbirth as "worse than expected" in primiparous women aged 32–37 and ≥38 years compared with the reference group aged 2531 years, in relation to mode of delivery

From: Experience of childbirth in first-time mothers of advanced age – a Norwegian population-based study

Maternal age, yrs n % Adjusted OR* 95% CI
Spontaneous vaginal birth     
 25-31 years 2342 16.1 1.00  
 32-37 years 831 17.7 1.12 1.03-1.23
 ≥38 years 82 16.7 1.08 0.84-1.39
Instrumental vaginal delivery     
 25-31 years 1602 45.3 3.41 3.13-3.70
 32-37 years 639 43.3 3.14 2.79-3.52
 ≥38 years 83 43.2 3.03 2.25-4.08
Emergency cesarean delivery     
 25-31 years 1135 55.1 4.89 4.42-5.41
 32-37 years 519 51.4 4.29 3.74-4.92
 ≥38 years 84 45.7 3.75 2.75-5.13
Elective cesarean delivery     
 25-31 years 66 9.9 0.48 0.37-0.63
 32-37 years 37 8.6 0.44 0.31-0.62
 ≥38 years 7 7 0.34 0.15-0.74
  1. Regression analyses presented as Adjusted Odds Ratio (OR) with 95% Confidence Intervals (CI).
  2. *Adjusted for smoking, single status, native language other than Norwegian and Education.