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Table 2 Labor course 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
Gestational age, (weeks), mean ± SD38.1 ± 2.138.2 ± 1.70.66
Emergent CDa, n (%)50 (49.5%)50 (50.0%)0.94
Primary CD, n (%)44 (43.5%)49 (49.0%)0.43
Adhesionsb, n (%)29 (28.7%)35 (35.0%)0.33
Operative length, (minutes), mean ± SD48.5 ± 14.653.5 ± 15.30.02
Estimated blood loss, (ml), mean ± SD674 ± 175703 ± 2810.39
Additional surgical procedure, n (%)9 (8.9%)8 (8.0%)0.81
Intra-partum complications, n (%)5 (4.9%)3 (3.0%)0.72
  1. aCD cesarean delivery
  2. bAdhesions – any adhesions, as reported by surgeon in surgical report; Additional surgical procedure – tubal ligation or cystectomy