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Table 2 Comparison of personal and midwifery characteristics of participants in SDM and control groups

From: Effect of shared decision making on mode of delivery and decisional conflict and regret in pregnant women with previous cesarean section: a randomized clinical trial

Characteristic SDM group Control group Total P-value*
N (%) N (%) N (%)
Occupation Housewife 29 (74.3) 26 (66.7) 55 (70.5) 0.32a
Employee 9 (23.1) 13 (33.3) 22 (28.2)
Laborer 1 (2.6) 0 (0) 1 (1.3)
Total 39 (100) 39 (100) 78 (100)
Previous cesarean section Emergency 34 (87.2) 33 (84.6) 77 (30.8) 0.33a
Elective 5 (12.8) 6 (15.4) 11 (69.2)
Total 39 (100) 39 (100) 78 (100)
Indication of previous cesarean section Abnormal fetal presentation 20 (58.8) 18 (54.6) 38 (56.7) 0.08a
Lack of labor progress 7 (20.6) 8 (24.2) 15 (22.4)
Abnormal fetal heart rate 4 (11.8) 6 (18.1) 10 (14.9)
Excretion of meconium in amniotic fluid 1 (2.9) 1 (3.1) 2 (3.0)
Placenta Previa 2 (5.9) 0 (0.0) 2 (3.0)
Total 34 (100) 33 (100) 67 (100)
Wanted pregnancy Yes 30 (76.9) 31 (79.5) 61 (78.2) 1.00b
No 9 (23.1) 8 (20.5) 17 (21.8)
Total 39 (100) 39 (100) 78 (100)
Regular pregnancy care Yes 38 (97.4) 38 (97.4) 76 (97.4) 1.00b
No 1 (2.6) 1 (2.6) 2 (2.6)
Total 39 (100) 39 (100) 78 (100)
  1. *Significance level: P < 0.05
  2. aChi-squared test
  3. bFisher’s exact test