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Table 5 Intrapartum factors with an impact on a subsequent wish for cesarean section

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

  Wants a CS next time n (%) Does not want a CS next time n (%) OR (95%CI) Unadjusted p-value
Unadjusted
OR(95%CI)
Adjusted
p-value
Adjusted
Labor duration (3 missing)
 Labor ≤ 12 h (ref) n = 371 34 (9.2) 337 (90.8)     
 Labor > 12 h n = 85 18 (21.2) 67 (78.8) 2.66 (1.42, 4.99) 0.002 1.80 (0.90, 3.58) 0.096
Labor start (2 missing)
 Spontaneous start (ref) n = 346 30 (8.7) 315 (91.3)     
 Induced start n = 113 22 (19.6) 90 (80.4) 2.57 (1.41, 4.67) 0.002 1.63 (0.83, 3.19) 0.155
Mode of delivery (2 missing)
 Spontaneous vaginal birth (ref) n = 295 15 (5.1) 280 (94.9)     
 Operative vaginal birth n = 114 18 (15.8) 96 (84.2) 3.50 (1.70, 7.22) 0.001 3.05 (1.46, 6.38) 0.003
 Emergency cesarean section n = 48 19 (39.6) 29 (60.4) 12.23 (5.62, 26.61) < 0.001 8.86 (3.85, 20.41) < 0.001
  1. Explanation of table headings: Wants a CS next time; women totally or partly agreeing to the statement: “If I decide to have more children, I want to be delivered by cesarean section”. Does not want a CS next time: women totally or partly disagreeing to this statement. The two rightmost columns are based on multiple logistic regression adjusted for the other variables in the table