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Table 1 Background characteristics for the 446 women included

From: The association between labour variables and primiparous women’s experience of childbirth; a prospective cohort study

  W-DEQ <66 (n = 294) W-DEQ ≥ 66 (n = 152) P- value*
Maternal age (years) 30.2 (4.3) 30.1 (4.7) 0.95
BMI^ 23.6 (8) 23.6 (8) 0.97
Height (cm) 167.2 (8.9) 166.8 (9.8) 0.64
Smoker before pregnancy (n) 36 (12.2) 27 (17.8) 0.037*
Education- primary school 26 (8.8) 16 (10.5) 0.4
High school 103 (35) 60 (39.5) 0.4
College/University 165 (56.1) 75 (50) 0.4
  1. ^BMI = weight/(length* length).
  2. *P-values <0.05 were considered as statistically significant.
  3. Data are presented as numbers (%) or mean (SD).
  4. The difference between the groups was tested by t-test for parametric variables (SD) and chi-squared test for categorical variables (%).