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Table 5 Associations between possible risk factors and W-DEQ B score ≥ 66

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

Risk factors for W-DEQ ≥ 66 W-DEQ ≥ 66/total OR unadjusted (95% CI) AOR adjusted (95% CI)
Latency phase >13 h    
  No 100/333 (30%) Ref  
  Yes 52/112 (46%) 2.1(1.3-3.2)* 1.8 (1.03-3.1)*
Labour dystocia    
  No 77/242 (32%) Ref  
  Yes 75/204 (37%) 1.2 (0.8-1.8)  
Full cervical dilatation no descendence of foetal head >3 h    
  No 85/227 (37%) Ref  
  Yes 66/215 (31%) 1.3 (0.9-1.9)  
Lactate In AF >12.0 mmol/L    
  No 110/325 (34%) Ref  
  Yes 12/18 (67%) 3.9 (1.4-10.7)* 3.1 (1.1-8.9)*
Epidural    
  No 37/152 (24%) Ref  
  Yes 115/294 (39%) 2.0 (1.3-3.1)* 1.2 (0.7-2.0)
Apgar score <7 at 1 min    
  No 141/428 (33%) Ref  
  Yes 11/16 (69%) 4.5 (1.5-13.1)* 13.3 (1.6-111)*
  1. *P-values <0.05 were considered as statistically significant.
  2. Values are expressed as Odds Ratio (OR) with corresponding 95% confidence intervals (CI).