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Table 2 Demographic data of participants in study (N = 205)

From: The role of cervical Electrical Impedance Spectroscopy in the prediction of the course and outcome of induced labour

AGE (MEAN ± SD) years 29.0 ± 6.5
BMI (MEAN ± SD) kg/m -2 27.0 ± 6.2
PARITY n (%)  
- Nulliparae 94 (45.9)
- Multiparous 111 (54.1)
   - Term deliveries only 98 (47.8)
   - Pre-term deliveries only 6 (3.0)
   - Term + preterm deliveries 7 (3.4)
ETHNICITY n (%)  
- Caucasian 190 (92.7)
- South Asian (Indian/Pakistani) 7 (3.4)
- Afro-Caribbean 4 (2.0)
- Oriental 2 (1.0)
- Mixed Race 2 (1.0)
SMOKING n (%)  
- No 180 (87.8)
- Yes 25 (12.2)
REASON FOR INDUCTION n (%)  
- Post-maturity 69 (33.7)
- Hypertensive disorders 27 (13.2)
- Diabetes Mellitus 22 (10.7)
- Disorders of growth (LGA/SGA*) 19 (9.3)
- Obstetric Cholestasis 8 (3.9)
- Disorders of liquor volume 5 (2.4)
- Reduced fetal movements 3 (1.5)
- Ante-partum haemorrhage 3 (1.5)
- Anti-phospholipid syndrome 3 (1.5)
- Others 46 (22.4)
  1. LGA/SGA: large for gestational age/small for gestational age