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Table 2 Type of suture and effects on the woman (binary variables)

From: Continuous versus discontinuous suture in perineal injuries produced during delivery in primiparous women: a randomized controlled trial

Effect variablesContinuous sutureInterrupted sutureOR (95%CI)p-valueORaa (95% CI)p-value
Perineal pain at 24 h post delivery   0.087 0.048
 Yes62 (88.47)62 (96.88)0.25 (0.05–1.22) 0.17 (0.03–0.99) 
 No8 (11.43)2 (3.13)1 (reference) 1 (reference) 
Analgesia at 24 h post delivery   0.107 0.019
 Yes37 (52.86)42 (66.67)0.56 (0.28–1.13) 0.39 (0.18–0.86) 
 No33 (47.14)21 (33.33)1 (reference) 1 (reference) 
Perineal wound dehiscence at 24 h post delivery   0.871 0.776
 Yes6 (8.57)6 (9.38)0.91 (0.28–2.97) 1.20 (0.35–4.11) 
 No64 (91.43)58 (90.63)1 (reference) 1 (reference) 
Perineal pain at 15 days post delivery   0.012 0.011
 Yes22 (31.43)34 (53.13)0.4 (0.20–0.82) 0.38 (0.18–0.80) 
 No48 (68.57)30 (46.88)1 (reference) 1 (reference) 
Analgesia at 15 days post delivery   0.849 0.646
 Yes8 (11.43)8 (12.50)0.90 (0.32–2.57) 0.78 (0.26–2.30) 
 No62 (88.57)56 (87.50)1 (reference) 1 (reference) 
Perineal wound dehiscence at 15 h post delivery   0.518 0.445
 Yes1 (1.43)2 (3.31)0.45 (0.04–5.08) 0.38 (0.03–4.57) 
 No69 (98.57)62 (96.88)1 (reference) 1 (reference) 
Sphincter incontinence at 15 days postpartum   0.015 0.003
 Yes3 (4.29)12 (18.75)0.19 (0.05–0.72) 0.11 (0.03–0.47) 
 No67 (95.71)52 (81.25)1 (reference) 1 (reference) 
Start of sexual relations at 15 days postpartum   0.375 0.256
 Yes3 (4.29)1 (1.56)2.82 (0.29–27.83) 4.14 (0.36–47.91) 
 No67 (95.71)63 (98.44)1 (reference) 1 (reference) 
Perineal pain at 3 months   0.044 0.023
 Yes4 (5.71)11 (17.19)0.29 (0.09–0.97) 0.23 (0.06–0.81) 
 No66 (94.29)53 (82.81)1 (reference) 1 (reference) 
Sphincter incontinence at 3 months   0.490 0.139
 Yes12 (17.14)14 (21.88)0.74 (0.31–1.74) 0.47 (0.18–1.27) 
 No58 (82.86)50 (78.13)1 (reference) 1 (reference) 
Exercise at 3 months   0.197 0.130
 Yes34 (48.57)24 (37.50)1.57 (0.79–3.14) 1.75 (0.85–3.62) 
 No36 (51.43)40 (62.50)1 (reference) 1 (reference) 
Normalization of sexual intercourse at 3 months   < 0.001 < 0.001
 Yes49 (71.01)23 (37.10)4.15 (2.00–8.64) 4.78 (2.14–10.64) 
 No20 (28.99)39 (62.90)1 (reference) 1 (reference) 
  1. a aOR: OR adjusted for civil status and attendance during pregnancy at an education course on pregnancy, delivery and newborn care