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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of study participants according to delivery category. Data are numbers (percentage) or median [interquartile range]

From: Safety and effectiveness of oral misoprostol for induction of labour in a resource-limited setting: a dose escalation study

Characteristics Successful IOL Failed IOL P-value
Number 188 21  
Age (years) 27 [24–32] 32 [27–34] 0.06
Parity 1 [0–2] 1 [0–2] 0.63
≥4 children 28 (15) 1 (5) 0.32
Unbooked at antenatal clinic 91 (48) 8 (38) 0.49
Previous post dates 8 (4) 2 (10) 0.27
Previous still births 3 (2) 3 (14) 0.01
Previous neonatal deaths 8 (4) 0 (0) >0.99
Previous obstetrics complications 21 (11) 5 (24) 0.15
Bishop’s Score 3 [2–4] 3 [2–3] 0.39
Descent (fifths) 4 [4–5] 5 [4–5] 0.03
Ultrasound confirmation of fetal lie 97 (52) 14 (67) 0.25
Systolic blood pressure 120 [100–122] 120 [118–130] 0.12
Diastolic blood pressure 80 [70–90] 80 [80–90] 0.17