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Table 2 Labour outcome of 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*
Dystocia (n) 129.0 (43.9) 75.0 (49.3) 0.32
Latency phase (h) 8.02 (5.54) 9.59 (6.34) 0.002*
First stage (h) 11.28 (4.50) 11.23 (5.14) 0.87
Mode of delivery    
Spontaneous vaginal (n) 233.0 (79.3) 107.0 (70.4) 0.14
Ventouse (n) 36.0 (12.2) 27.0 (17.8) 0.14
Caesarean (n) 25.0 ( 8.5) 18.0 (11.8) 0.14
Pushing (min) 37.0 (20.8) 37.6 (23.0) 0.78
AFL** ≥12 mmol/L (n) 6.0 (2.7) 12.0 (9.8) 0.009*
EDA (n) 179.0 (60.8) 114.0 (75) 0.002*
Use of Oxytocin ≥60 min (n) 137.0 (80.6) 93.0 (89.4) 0.06
Haemorrhage ≥1000 ml (n) 22.0 (8.3) 6.0 (4.5) 0.21
Sphincter rupture Degree 3 or 4 (n) 16.0 (5.4) 14.0 (9.2) 0.16
Fetal scalp blood sampled (n) 44.0 (15) 25.0 (16.4) 0.68
  1. *P-values <0.05 were considered as statistically significant.
  2. **AmnioticFluidLactate.
  3. Data are presented as numbers (%) or mean (SD).