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Table 2 Comparing quality of life in women with normal delivery and caesarean section at 6 to 8 weeks postpartum

From: Postnatal quality of life in women after normal vaginal delivery and caesarean section

  Normal delivery (n = 50) Caesarean section (n = 50)   
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) 95% CI for the difference P
Physical functioning 79.5 (23.0) 77.2 (18.7) 10.6 to -6.0 0.58
Role physical 42.5 (37.2) 33.0 (33.6) 23.5 to -4.5 0.18
Bodily pain 62.8 (20.1) 62.1 (20.4) 8.7 to -7.2 0.85
General health 73.1 (19.0) 77.8 (15.0) 2.1 to -11.4 0.17
Vitality 62.9 (17.6) 54.4 (22.0) 0.56 to 16.4 0.03
Mental Health 75.1 (16.8) 66.7 (21.7) 0.67 to 16.1 0.03
Role emotional 50.6 (45.3) 38.0 (37.5) 29.1 to -3.8 0.13
Social functioning 68.2 (19.6) 63.2 (23.2) 13.5 to -3.5 0.24