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Table 2 Demographic and characteristics of women in the two groups

From: Association between epidural analgesia and indications for intrapartum caesarean delivery in group 1 of the 10-group classification system at a tertiary maternity hospital, Shanghai, China: a retrospective cohort study

Characteristics Use of EA
(n = 1722)
No use of EA
(n = 1154)
P value
Maternal age (y) 30.47 ± 2.97 30.67 ± 3.08 0.068
Gestational age (w) 40.0 [39.3, 40.6] 39.9 [39.1, 40.4] 0.077
Weight (kg) 70.29 ± 8.53 71.64 ± 8.74 0.060
Height (m) 1.60 ± 0.08 1.60 ± 0.04 0.118
BMI (kg/m2) 28.13 ± 11.89 27.82 ± 3.77 0.681
AC (cm) 101.81 ± 4.70 102.17 ± 4.78 0.364
  1. Data were presented as mean ± standard deviation, n (%) or median [interquartile range]
  2. Abbreviations: EA epidural analgesia, BMI body mass index, AC abdominal circumference