Skip to main content

Table 1 Table to show baseline characteristics of participants in the case studies and face-to-face interview groups, values are numbers (%) unless otherwise stated

From: The social, psychological, emotional morbidity and adjustment techniques for women with anal incontinence following Obstetric Anal Sphincter Injury: use of a word picture to identify a hidden syndrome

  Initial case studies Face-to-face interviews
Number 81 14
Age at index delivery, mean (range) years 34 (17–42) 32 (27–40)
Age at consultation/interview, mean (range) years 38 (21–45) 35 (30–43)
Parity at index delivery
 0 previous births 68 (83.95 %) 11 (78.57 %)
 1 previous birth 6 (7.41 %) 2 (14.28 %)
 2 previous births 3 (3.7 %) 0
 3 previous births 4 (4.94 %) 1 (7.14 %)
Time between consultation & index delivery, mean (range) years 4 (2–11) 3 (1–6)
Mode of index birth  
 Spontaneous vaginal birth 24 (30 %) Data unavailable for these women
 Instrumental birth 57 (70 %)
Mode of instrumental birth
 Ventouse 11 (19.3 %)
 Forceps 23 (40.35 %)
 Ventouse & Forceps 23 (40.35 %)