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Table 4 Scores for the sub questions from the categories perceived safety and own capacity that differ significantly depending on labor duration

From: Does prolonged labor affect the birth experience and subsequent wish for cesarean section among first-time mothers? A quantitative and qualitative analysis of a survey from Norway

  Labor duration
> 12 h
n = 85
    Labor
duration
≤12 h
n = 373
    p-value
  Totally agree Partly agree Partly disagree Totally disagree Totally agree Partly agree Partly disagree Totally disagree  
Labor and birth went as I had expected 1 (1.2%) 38 (45.2%) 21 (25%) 24 (28.6%) 35 (9.4%) 217 (58.2%) 79 (21.2%) 42 (11.3%) < 0.001
I was tired during labor and birth 54 (63.5%) 25 (29.4%) 6 (7.1%) 0 162 (43.4%) 138 (37%) 56 (15%) 17 (4.6%) 0.003
I felt capable during labor and birth 36 (42.4%) 37 (43.5%) 7 (8.2%) 5 (5.9%) 169 (45.3%) 166 (44.5%) 34 (9.1%) 4 (1.1%) 0.039
Some of my memories from childbirth make me feel depressed 8 (9.4%) 14 (16.5%) 20 (23.5%) 43 (50.6%) 15 (4%) 37 (10%) 90 (24.3%) 229 (61.7%) 0.046
I have many negative memories from childbirth 7 (8.2%) 30 (35.3%) 36 (42.4%) 12 (14.1%) 16 (4.3%) 91 (24.5%) 152 (41%) 112 (30.2%) 0.008
I felt that I handled the situation well 41 (48.8%) 40 (47.6%) 1 (1.2%) 2 (2.4%) 235 (63%) 117 (31.4%) 18 (4.8%) 3 (0.8%) 0.010
I have many positive memories from childbirth 26 (30.6%) 31 (36.5%) 23 (27.1%) 5 (5.9%) 148 (39.9%) 156 (42%) 58 (15.6%) 9 (2.4%) 0.020
  1. P-values are calculated using the chi square test