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Table 2 Time outcomes 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 MVT Difference p-value
Time intervals n = 85 n = 86   
Time from drug administration to delivery
 Median (IQR) 15:43 (12:29) 19:37 (14:30) 3:54 0.011
 Crude mean (SD) 18:39 (10:23) 23:42 (14:29) 5:03 0.010
 Adjusted mean difference (CI; 95%)a    6:03 (2:20–9:46) 0.002
Time from drug administration to onset of active labor
 Median (IQR) 10:37 (10:42) 11:28 (12:13) 0:51 0.215
 Crude mean (SD) 13:04 (8:32) 16:20 (13:27) 3:16 0.061
 Adjusted mean difference (CI; 95%)a    4:16 (0:54–7:38) 0.013
Time from onset of active labor to delivery
 Median (IQR) 4:06 (6:54) 6:46 (5:50) 2:40 0.002
 Crude mean (SD) 5:35 (4:36) 7:22 (4:09) 1:47 0.009
 Adjusted mean difference (CI; 95%)a    1:47 (0:28–3:06) 0.008
  1. Presented as hours:minutes
  2. aAdjusted for Bishop Score and pre-induction with balloon catheter