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Table 1 Maternal characteristics and birth details of participants

From: Caesarean section following induction of labour in uncomplicated first births- a population-based cross-sectional analysis of 42,950 births

  n %
Total 42,950  
Maternal age   
 20–24 years 7781 18.1
 25–29 years 15,290 35.6
 30–34 years 14,637 34.1
 35–39 years 4534 10.6
 40–44 years 708 1.6
Gestation (completed weeks)   
 37 1941 4.5
 38 6085 14.2
 39 12,186 28.4
 40 22,738 52.9
Admission status   
 Public 24,110 56.1
 Private 18,840 43.9
Type of labour   
 Spontaneous with no augmentation 20,117 46.8
 Spontaneous and augmented 16,492 38.4
 Induced 4182 9.7
 No labour 2159 5.0
Type of birth   
 Unassisted vaginal 23,407 54.5
 Vacuum 5727 13.3
 Forceps 5981 13.9
 Planned no-labour caesarean 1984 4.6
 Planned in-labour caesarean 93 0.2
 Unplanned no-labour caesarean 275 0.6
 Unplanned in-labour caesarean 5482 12.8
 Unknown 1 0
Epidural analgesia in labour (of those who experienced labour, n = 40,791)   
 No 26,752 65.6
 Yes 14,039 34.4