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Table 3 Comparing quality of life in women with normal delivery and caesarean section at 12 to 14 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 88.4 (14.0) 81.5 (18.5) 0.36 to 13.4 0.03
Role physical 59.5 (39.4) 50.0 (38.4) 24.9 to -5.9 0.22
Bodily pain 71.9 (17.2) 70.7 (19.0) 8.3 to -6.0 0.75
General health 75.7 (18.4) 73.8 (18.2) 9.2 to -5.3 0.60
Vitality 61.1 (20.1) 64.3 (22.1) 5.1 to -11.5 0.45
Mental Health 74.7 (17.7) 72.3 (20.1) 9.9 to -5.1 0.52
Role emotional 62.0 (41.5) 60.6 (40.7) 17.6 to -15.0 0.87
Social functioning 70.5 (19.3) 71.5 (22.0) 7.2 to -9.2 0.81