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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the pre-protocol and post-protocol groups

From: Enhancing patient mobility following cesarean-delivery – the efficacy of an improved postpartum protocol assessed with pedometers

 Pre-protocol group n = 101Post-protocol group n = 100P
Age, (years), mean ± SD33.0 ± 5.332.2 ± 5.50.26
BMIa (kg/m2) – pre-gestational, mean ± SD24.5 ± 5.025.5 ± 5.70.21
BMIa (kg/m2) – at delivery, mean ± SD29.6 ± 4.830.6 ± 5.30.17
Gestational weight gain, (kg), mean ± SD13.3 ± 6.113.1 ± 5.40.81
Assisted reproduction, n (%)22 (21.7%)14 (14.0%)0.15
Gravidity, median (range)3 (1–8)3 (1–8)0.82
Parity, median (range)1 (0–5)1 (1–7)0.66
Prior CDsb, median (range)1 (0–4)1 (0–5)0.43
Multiple gestation, n (%)9 (8.9%)11 (11.0%)0.62
Hypertensionc / Preeclampsia, n (%)2 (1.9%)3 (3.0%)0.68
Diabetes mellitusd, n (%)11 (10.8%)10 (10.0%)0.83
Smoking, n (%)28 (27.7%)17 (17.0%)0.06
  1. aBMI body mass index; bCD cesarean delivery; cHypertension – chronic or gestational; dDiabetes mellitus – pre-gestational or gestational