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Table 5 Responses on the "unaffected self-expression" factor of the CBE-Scale at baseline and 5 years postpartum

From: A longitudinal study of women’s memories of their childbirth experiences at five years postpartum

Response after childbirth Response after 5 years Two-sample test Concordance rate
Yes No I don’t remember
n (%) n (%) n (%)   
16. Did you release vocal outbursts during childbirth without excessively restraining them?
 Yes 440 (92.2) 33 (6.9) 4 (0.8) < 0.001 87.4%
 No 28 (62.2) 16 (35.6) 1 (2.2)   
17. Did you express the full range of your feelings during childbirth?
 Yes 433 (90.6) 42 (8.8) 3 (0.6) < 0.001 84.0%
 No 38 (80.9) 8 (17.0) 1 (2.1)   
18. Did you express yourself as you are during childbirth?
 Yes 444 (90.0) 46 (9.3) 4 (0.7) < 0.001 85.7%
 No 25 (78.1) 7 (21.9) 0 (0.0)