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Table 1 Characteristics of Groups

From: The relationship between midwife-led group-based versus conventional antenatal care and mode of birth: a matched cohort study

Variables Group Care Standard care Total
(n = 110)
No. (%)
(n = 330)
No. (%)
(n = ###)
No. (%)
Maternal Agea,* [mean (SD)] 29 (5.3) 28 (5.2) 28 (5.3)
Gestational Agea
 Term (> = 37 weeks) 107 (97.3) 321 (97.3) 428 (97.3)
 Preterm (<37 weeks) 3 (2.7) 9 (2.7) 12 (2.7)
Paritya
 Primigravida 80 (72.7) 237 (71.8) 320 (72.7)
 Multigravida 30 (27.3) 93 (28.2) 120 (27.3)
Previous Births
 No previous birth 80 (72.7) 237 (71.8) 317 (72.0)
 Previous SVB 28 (25.4) 73 (22.1) 92 (20.9)
 Previous LSCS 2 (1.8) 20 (6.1) 22 (5.0)
Infant birth weightb
 >4500 g 2 (1.8) 7 (2.1) 9 (2.0)
 4001–4500 g 17 (15.5) 32 (9.7) 49 (11.1)
 3501–4000 g 34 (30.9) 122 (37.0) 156 (35.5)
 3001–3500 g 39 (35.5) 130 (39.4) 169 (38.4)
 2501–3000 g 14 (12.7) 29 (8.8) 43 (9.8)
 2001–2500 g 4 (3.6) 2 (0.6) 12 (2.7)
  1. aMatching variable
  2. bSome categories with low cell counts were merged with neighbouring categories for a valid test
  3. *Difference between groups significant (p < 0.05)