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Table 2 Primiparous and multiparous women compared (N = 3222, 17 women with unknown parity)

From: Management of prolonged first stage of labour in a low-resource setting: lessons learnt from rural Malawi

  Primiparous
N = 1150
Multiparous
N = 2072
Action line crossed in 1st stage 95 (8.3%) 83 (4.0%)
Action line not crossed 1055 (91.7%) 1989 (96.0%)
Amniotomy 164 (14.3%) 248 (12.0%)
Augmentation with oxytocin 54 (4.7%) 32 (1.5%)
SVD 905 (78.7%) 1742 (84.1%)
AVD 40 (3.5%) 20 (1.0%)
CS 205 (17.8%) 310 (15.0%)
  1. SVD spontaneous vaginal delivery; AVD assisted vaginal delivery; CS caesarean section