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Table 2 Patient characteristics of the total study group (n = 164). Parameters are given as the mean ± standard deviation or absolute (percentage) amount. CS = cesarean section

From: Comparison of the lower uterine segment in pregnant women with and without previous cesarean section in 3 T MRI

  All patients Prior CS No CS P (prior /no CS)
Maternal age at examination (years) 30.6 ± 5.3 32.4 ± 4.8 29.9 ± 4.7 0.001
Gestational age at MRI-examination (weeks) 32.4 ± 5.4 32.0 ± 5.5 33.1 ± 5.1 0.208
Parity     < 0.001
- Nulliparous 79 (48.2%) 79 (75%)  
- one previous delivery 56 (34.1%) 40 (67%) 16 (16%)  
- two previous deliveries 17 (10.4%) 12 (20%) 5 (5%)  
- > two previous deliveries 12 (7.3%) 8 (13%) 4 (4%)  
Patients without prior cesarean section 104 (63.4%)  
Patients with prior cesarean section 60 (36.6%)  
- One previous cesarean sectio 50 (83.4%)    
- Two previous cesarean sections 5 (8.3%)    
- > two previous cesarean sections 5 (8.3%)