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Table 1 Socio-demographic factors

From: Caesarean section – an appraisal of some predictive factors in Lagos Nigeria

Characteristics Caesarean section Spontaneous vaginal delivery Total p-value
n (%) n (%)
Age (years)     
< 20 4 (2.5) 0 (0) 4  
20-25 11 (6.9) 19 (11.9) 30  
26-30 61 (38.1) 82 (51.2) 143 0.613
31-35 62 (38.8) 41 (25.6) 103  
>35 22 (13.8) 18 (11.2) 40  
Total 160 (100) 160 (100) 320  
Occupation*     
Skilled worker 31 (21.5) 52 (32.5) 83  
Semi-skilled worker 8 (5.6) 10 (6.2) 18  
Unskilled worker 84 (58.3) 77 (48.1) 161 0.171
Unemployed 21 (14.6) 21 (13.1) 42  
Total 144 (100) 160 (100) 304  
Marital status     
Married 144 (90.0) 147 (91.9) 291  
Single 13 (8.1) 9 (5.6) 22  
Divorced 2 (1.3) 4 (2.5) 6 0.509
Widowed 1 (0.6) 0 (0) 1  
Total 160 (100) 160 (100) 320  
Parity     
Nulliparous 61 (38.1) 59 (37.1) 120  
Multiparous 99 (61.9) 100 (62.9) 199 0.851
Total 160 (100) 159 (100) 319  
Booking status     
Booked 130 (81.2) 128 (81.5) 258  
Unbooked 30 (18.8) 29 (18.5) 59 0.949
Total 160 (100) 157 (100) 317  
  1. *Skilled workers: teachers, lawyers, journalists, accountants, secretary. Semi-skilled workers: tailors, hairdressers, caterers, typists; Unskilled workers: traders, cleaners, farmers, hospital maids, labourers; unemployed: students, full housewife, applicants.