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Table 1 Characteristics of 1000 Italian women according to preferred mode of birth

From: Do Italian women prefer cesarean section? Results from a survey on mode of delivery preferences

Characteristics Prefer VD N=799 Prefer CS N=201 All P
Age, years     
 < 25 92 (65.2) 49 (34.8) 141  
 25-35 430 (81.0) 101 (19.0) 531  
 >35 276 (84.7) 50 (15.3) 326 <0.001
Education     
 1ary 97 (79.5) 25 (20.5) 122  
 2ary 447 (76.3) 139 (27.3) 586  
 University 254 (87.6) 30 (13.4) 290 < 0.001
Ever given birth     
 No 357 (77.3) 105 (22.7) 462  
 Yes 441 (82.3) 95 (17.7) 536 < 0.001
Among women who have given birth:     
 At least 1 previous CS1 131 (60.0) 76 (40.0) 207  
 No previous CS 309 (94.2) 19 (5.8) 328 0.049
  1. CS: Cesarean section. VD: Vaginal delivery. All values expressed as N (%).
  2. 1 Percent calculated over 535 women with previous births who answered this question.