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Table 3 Post-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
Post-partum complicationa, n (%)5 (4.9%)5 (5.0%)0.98
Hemoglobin decrease, (dL/g), mean ± SD0.9 ± 1.71.1 ± 1.0> 0.99
Postpartum hemoglobin < 10 dL/g, n (%)23 (22.7%)27 (27.0%)0.48
S.O.Sb medication consumption, median (range)6 (0–11)4 (1–10)< 0.001
Breastfeedingc, n (%)67 (66.3%)63 (63.0%)0.62
Homingd, n (%)1 (0.9%)3 (3.0%)0.36
Hospitalization, (days), mean ± SD4.0 ± 0.54.1 ± 0.80.74
Clexane treatment, n (%)1 (0.9%)5 (5.0%)0.11
Stepse (total), mean ± SD3551 ± 29314394 ± 29850.04
  1. aPostpartum complication – endometritis/ wound infection/ blood transfusion; bS,O.S medication – analgesics given on-demand (in addition to regular interval analgesics); cBreastfeeding – exclusively, no formula supplementation; dHoming – neonate at mother’s care in her room (as opposed to nursery care); eSteps – number of steps taken by patients, as recorded by pedometer