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Table 4 Obstetric data and care variables of all births at MLU year 2008 to 2013, n = 1,903

From: Midwife-led maternity care in Ireland – a retrospective cohort study

  Year 2008 Year 2009 Year 2010 Year 2011 Year 2012 Year 2013 Total n = 1,903 p-value a
n = 271 n = 282 n = 350 n = 314 n = 347 n = 339
1-2 midwives involved, % 87.1 94.7 91.2 88.9 90.8 91.1 90.7 0. 715
Upright position, % 48.7 49.3 50.6 62.1 53.6 43.7 51.3 0. 814
Amniotomy, % 3.4 2.2 5.3 8.7 7.5 7.2 5.9 0.001
Spontaneous vaginal birth, % 98.9 99.3 98.9 98.1 99.1 97.9 98.7 0.271
Intact perineum, % 41.6 44.6 34.8 39.8 39.4 41.1 40.0 0. 687
Episiotomy, % 2.6 2.8 4.3 5.4 3.2 4.4 3.8 0. 257
Sphincter tear, % 0.7 1.1 2.3 1.0 2.3 2.1 1.6 0. 147
Physiological management of 3rd stage, % 29.9 42.6 45.7 56.7 58.5 63.7 50.3 <0.001
PPH > 500 mL, % 2.2 1.1 2.6 2.5 5.2 3.8 3.0 0. 012
PPH > 1000 mL, % 1.9 0.4 0.9 1.3 2.9 0.3 1.3 0. 941
Apgar score <7 at 5 min, % 0.4 0 0 0 0 0 0.1 0. 117
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