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Table 1 Use episiotomy among obstetricians and midwives at Hung Vuong Hospital, 2012-13

From: Knowledge, attitude and experience of episiotomy use among obstetricians and midwives in Viet Nam

Use of episiotomy Obstetricians Midwives P-value
N = 69 N = 79
n (%) n (%)
Among nulliparae    
Always (99-100%) 28 (40.6) 37 (46.8) 0.44
Over 90% of the time 29 (42.0) 41 (51.9) 0.23
60% - 90% of the time 8 (11.6) 1 (1.3) <0.01
<60% of the time 4 ( 5.8) 0 ( 0.0) 0.03
Among multiparae    
Over 90% of the time 19 (27.5) 22 (27.9) 0.97
60% - 90% of the time 33 (47.8) 54 (68.4) 0.01
<60% of the time 17 (24.6) 3 ( 3.8) <0.01
Reasons for performing episiotomy *    
Reduce 3rd and 4th degree perineal laceration 53 (76.8) 65 (82.3) 0.41
Operative delivery 53 (76.8) 64 (81.0) 0.53
Thick/swollen perineum 22 (31.9) 55 (69.6) <0.01
Easy to do sutures 16 (23.2) 23 (29.1) 0.41
Shorten the 2nd stage of labour 13 (18.8) 28 (35.4) 0.02
Afraid of fetal distress 8 (11.6) 19 (24.1) 0.05
Other 3 ( 4.4) 7 (8.9) 0.28
  1. *more than one response possible.