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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of patients with placenta previa/ accreta in the tree groups

From: Management of bleeding from morbidly adherent placenta during elective repeat caesarean section: retrospective -record -based study

  Group A (n = 42) Group B (n = 40) Group C (n = 43) P value
Age (yrs) 25.15 ± 5.13 26.75 ± 6.01 25.75 ± 6.39 NS
Height (cm) 162.5 ± 6.66 164.05 ± 7.99 165.3 ± 7.92 NS
Weight (kg) 70.45 ± 6.96 69 ± 6.57 70.15 ± 6.18 NS
BMI (Kg/m2) 27.3 ± 4.2 26.8 ± 3.5 26.5 ± 2.5 NS
Parity 2.4 ± 1.3 2.5 ± 1.6 2.7 ± 1.2 NS
No. of CS
 One 11 (55%) 12 (60%) 11 (55%)  
 Two 8 (40%) 7 (35%) 8 (40%)  
 Three or more 1 (5%) 1 (5%) 1(10%)  
Gestational age at delivery (weeks) 37.55 ± 2.18 38.1 ± 2.05 37.8 ± 1.82 NS
Preoperative haemoglobin (g/dl) 11.75 ± 0.52 11.52 ± 0.44 11.59 ± 0.55 NS
Placenta previa
 Minor 11 (26.2%) 6 (15%) 8 (18.6%) NS
 Major 31 (73.8%) 43 (85%) 35 (81.4%)
Placental site
 Anterior 36 (85.7%) 36 (90%) 38 (88.4%) NS
 posterior 6 (14.3%) 4 (10%) 5 (11.6%)
  1. NS Not significant
  2. Minor placenta previa includes grade I and grade II placenta previa. Grade I placenta previa is defined as a lower edge inside the lower uterine segment; grade II or marginal previa as a lower edge reaching the internal os
  3. Major placenta previa includes grade III and grade IV placenta previa. Grade III or partial previa when the placenta partially covers the cervix; and grade IV or complete previa when the placenta completely covers the cervix