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Table 2 Maternal, fetal, and obstetric characteristics of the study population at onset of labor

From: Breech birth at home: outcomes of 60 breech and 109 cephalic planned home and birth center births

Characteristic Breech
n = 50
Cephalic
n = 102
P value
Parity 0.006
 Primipara 41 (82.0%) 59 (57.8%)
 Multipara 9 (18.0%) 43 (42.2%)
Type of breech
 Frank 45 (90.0%) NA
 Complete 5 (10.0%) NA
Planned location of birth
 Home 38 (76.0%) 94 (92.2%)
 Birth center 12 (24.0%) 8 (7.9%)
Mean birthweight (range)a 3274 g (2410–4224) 3606 g (2325–5046) 0.0002
Birthweight percentilesb
  < 10th 10 (20.8%) 11 (11.0%)
  > 90th 1 (2.1%) 16 (16.0%)
Mean wks gestation (range)c 39.9 (37–42) 40.1 (35–44) 0.154
  1. a Birthweights were not recorded for 2 cephalic and 2 breech infants; one infant from each group was a hospital transport
  2. b Compared against percentile tables in Talge 2014 [69]
  3. c Weeks gestation were recorded as a rounded average, i.e. 37 weeks = 36 4/7 to 37 3/7