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Table 6 Associations of allowing a female labor companion with clinician and labor ward characteristics

From: Is the policy of allowing a female labor companion feasible in developing countries? Results from a cross sectional study among Sri Lankan practitioners

Variable characteristic Labor companion Significance
Yes No
Age of Obstetrician
 Less than 40 years 1(14.3%) 6(85.7%) P = 0.429
 40 to 50 years 12(40%) 18(60%)  
 More than 50 years 10(38.5%) 16(61.5%)
Experience as Consultant Obstetrician
 Less than 15 years 11(34.4%) 21(65.6%) P = 0.853
 16 to 25 years 6(35.3%) 11(64.7%)  
 More than 25 years 6(42.9%) 8(57.1%)
Obstetricians knowledge on evidence-based advantages of labor companionshipa
 Satisfactory 18(54.5%) 15(45.5%) P = 0.001
 Unsatisfactory 4(13.8%) 25(86.2%)  
Number of deliveries
 Less than 200 12(75%) 4(25%) P < 0.001
 200 to 300 6(35.3%) 11(64.7%)  
 More than 300 5(16.7%) 25(83.3%)
Number of Labor room beds
 1 to 6 11(50%) 11(50%) P = 0.264
 7 to 10 6(28.6%) 15 (71.4%)  
 More than 10 6(30%) 14(70%)
Separation of beds
 Yes 23(47.9%) 25 (52.1%) P < 0.001
 No 0(0%) 15(100%)  
Shared labor room with other Obstetricians
 Yes 11(27.5%) 29(72.5%) P = 0.05
 No 12(52.2%) 11(47.8%)  
  1. a Based on the questionnaire