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Table 2 Delivery and infant characteristics

From: “That was intense!” Spirituality during childbirth: a mixed-method comparative study of mothers’ and fathers’ experiences in a public hospital

  Prevalence of characteristic
Characteristics Number Percent
Type of delivery
 Spontaneous vaginal delivery 142 72.1
 Instrumental delivery 12 6.1
 Breech vaginal delivery 1 0.5
 Primary cesarean 27 13.7
 Iterative cesarean 15 7.6
Gestational weeks < 37 weeks 13 6.6
Primiparity 75 38.9
Anesthesia
 None 22 11.5
 General 3 1.6
 Epidural 119 62.0
 Rachidian 19 9.9
 Pudendal block 17 8.9
 Local 18 9.4
Episiotomya 17 11.1
Teara
 None 31 20.7
 Periurethral 56 37.8
 Vaginal 14 9.5
 Perineal 1st degree 16 10.8
 Perineal 2nd degree 43 29.1
 Perineal 3rd degree 9 6.1
Uterine explorationa 13 9.8
Blood loss, > 500 mL 42 22.5
Fetal monitoring anomalies 39 23.9
Birth weight < 2500 g 7 4.4
Neonatology admission 23 12.0
Apgar < 7
 At 1 min 19 10.1
 At 5 min 3 1.6
  1. Owing to missing data, the numbers for each variable might not add up to the same total
  2. aPercentage calculated for vaginal delivery only