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Table 4 Expert interpretations of cardiotocography tracings

From: Cardiotocography in breech versus vertex delivery: an examiner-blinded, cross-sectional nested case-control study

  Breech deliveries n = 108 Vertex deliveries n = 108 P value
n % n %  
FIGO classification      0.150
 - Normal 29 26.9 39 36.1  
 - Suspicious 34 31.5 37 34.3  
 - Pathological 45 41.7 32 29.6  
Decreased variability 29 26.9 9 8.3 <0.001
Accelerations 84 77.8 94 87.0 0.074
Late decelerations 15 13.9 3 2.8 0.003
Complicated variable decelerations 58 53.7 62 57.4 0.584
Prolonged decelerations 26 24.1 29 26.9 0.639
Any abnormal decelerationsa 69 63.9 66 61.1 0.673
  1. Legend: Comparison between breech and vertex intended vaginal deliveries in a Finnish tertiary hospital, 2007–2009
  2. aLate, complicated variable or prolonged decelerations or a combination of these