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Table 2 Indication for caesarean sections (n = 147) in the study sample

From: Relationship between body mass index and mean arterial pressure in normotensive and chronic hypertensive pregnant women: a prospective, longitudinal study

   Caesarean deliveries (%)a
   All (%) Normotensive (%) Hypertensive (%)
   n = 147 n = 135b n = 12c
Primary Dystocia 29 (20) 27 (20) 2 (17)
Non-reassuring foetal heart rate 21 (14) 19 (14) 2 (17)
Abnormal presentation 18 (12) 17 (13) 1 (8)
Unsuccessful trial of forceps or vacuum 14 (10) 13 (10) 1 (8)
Repeat No VBAC attempt 40 (27) 36 (27) 4 (33)
Failed VBAC 16 (11) 15 (11) 1 (8)
Unsuccessful trial of forceps or vacuum 9 (6) 8 (6) 1 (8)
  1. aData are shown as absolute (relative, %) frequencies
  2. The sums of the relative frequencies in the categories were 101 %b and 99 % c due to rounding
  3. VBAC vaginal birth after caesarean