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Table 3 Comparison of baseline criteria of difficult fetal delivery regarding the technique

From: Maternal and neonatal outcome of reverse breech extraction of an impacted fetal head during caesarean section in advanced stage of labour: a retrospective cohort study

  baseline criteria mean ± SD / n (%) group 2a: head pushing (n = 82) group 2b: reverse breech (n = 55) p-value
obstetrical gestational age (in weeks) 39.7 ± 1.0 39.5 ± 1.1 0.31
full cervical dilation (10 cm) 58 (70.7) 45 (81.8) 0.162
cephalic malpresentation 48 (58.5) 43 (78.1) 0.026
maternal age (in years) 31.7 ± 5.0 31.6 ± 5.1 0.934
BMI before pregnancy (in kg/m2) 23.9 ± 5.4 22.7 ± 2.9 0.116
neonatal weight (in g) 3481.5 ± 382.5 3411 ± 473 0.359
head circumference > 35 cm 33 (40.2) 20 (36.4) 0.722
  1. SD standard deviation, n (%) number (per cent), BMI body mass index