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Table 2 Characteristics and outcomes after induction of labour (N = 100)

From: Transvaginal two-dimensional ultrasound measurement of cervical volume to predict the outcome of the induction of labour: a prospective observational study

Characteristic Nulliparous women
n = 71 (71%)
Parous women
n = 29 (29%)
Mode of delivery
- Spontaneous vaginal 47 (66.2) 26 (89.7)
- Instrumental 7 (9.9) None
- Caesarean 17 (23.9) 3 (10.3)
Oxytocin augmentation, n (%) 53 (74.6) 8 (27.6)
Uterine hyperstimulationa 11 (15.5) None
Induction to delivery interval in hours: mean (SD) 40.8 (27.8) 17.4 (21.2)*
Birthweight: mean (SD) 3.1(0.6) 3.0 (0.3)
SCBU admission, n (%) 3 (4.2) 2 (6.9)
Need for a second tablet of Dinoprostone 3 mg, n (%) 36 (50.7) 4 (13.8)
  1. SD Standard deviation, SCBU Special care baby unit
  2. *p-value < 0.05
  3. a more than five contractions in 10 min with changes in fetal heart rate (defined as a non-reassuring cardiotocograph by the treating physician)