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Table 1 Maternal characteristics and indications for labor induction in nulliparous women induced with Misoprostol Vaginal Insert (MVI) compared to Misoprostol Vaginal Tablets (MVT)

From: A comparison of misoprostol vaginal insert and misoprostol vaginal tablets for induction of labor in nulliparous women: a retrospective cohort study

  MVI, n = 85 MVT, n = 86  
mean or n SD or % mean or n SD or % p-value
Maternal age in yearsa 32.5 4.8 32.9 6.0 0.64
Body Mass Indexb 24.6 5.5 24.4 4.8 0.807
Gestational age in daysa 281 9.6 282 9.8 0.393
Bishop scorec 3.1 1.2 3.6 1.5 0.016
Birthweight 3454 484 3485 520 0.692
Preinduction with balloon catheter 44 51.8 40 47.1 0.645
Primary indication for induction
- Pre labor ruptures of membranes (PROM) 21 24.7 23 27.1 0.861
- Preeclampsia/hypertension 25 29.4 12 14.1 0.026
- Fetal concerns 16 18.8 18 21.2 0.848
- Postterm pregnancyd 8 9.4 13 15.3 0.351
- Maternal concerns 10 11.8 9 10.6 1.000
- Other 5 5.9 10 11.6 0.279
  1. aAt date of delivery
  2. bFrom first prenatal visit
  3. cAt insertion of MVI or first MVT
  4. d≥42 + 0 weeks, ≥41 + 2 if maternal age ≥ 40 years