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Table 1 Outcomes for live born normal singletons and their mother prior and after a three month registered midwife placement

From: Clinical audit to enhance safe practice of skilled birth attendants for the fetus with nuchal cord: evidence from a refugee and migrant cohort

Outcome measured One year pre-arrival of registered midwife One year during and post arrival registered midwife p value
  n = 2078 n = 2161  
Liveborn, normal, singletons n = 2078 n = 2162  
Birthweight, g 2979 ± 437 [1120–4480] 2989 ± 429 [710–4810] 0.422
Mean estimated gestation age, wks 39.1 ± 1.5 [28.1-43.4] 39.1 ± 1.4 [28.1-42.0] 0.701
Shoulder dystocia, % (n) 0.1% (2/2078*) 0.1% (3/2162) 1.000
Apgar1, median 9 [110], n = 2067 9 [110], n = 2148 0.004
Apgar5, median 10 [110], n = 2067 10 [110], n = 2148 0.002
Proportion Apgar5 <7, % (n) 0.8% (17/2067) 0.8% (18/2148) 1.000
Newborn resuscitation, % (n) 2.8% (59/2071) 1.6% (34/2162) 0.006
Post-partum haemorrhage, % (n) 8.3% (172/1904) 6.5% (141/2162) 0.030
Episiotomy, % (n) 5.1 (105/2048) 5.2 (110/2127) 1.000
  1. Missing data: birth weight and gestation and shoulder dystocia n = 0; Apgar1 = 25; Apgar5 = 25; newborn resuscitation n = 6; post-partum haemorrhage n = 2; Episiotomy n = 65.
  2. *one of whom had cord ligation before delivery of the shoulders (EGA 39.5wks weight 4380 71 95).