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Table 1 Outcomes of induction of labour (IOL) for all women (N = 530)

From: Clinical predictive factors for vaginal delivery following induction of labour among pregnant women in Jordan

Outcome Frequency (%)
Mean ± SE
Mode of delivery
• Vaginal delivery 332 (62.6)
• Cesarean section 198 (37.4)
Duration of labor (hours) 12.7 ± 0.39
Apgar score at 1 min 7.9 ± 0.04
Apgar score at 5 min 9.1 ± 0.02
Admission to NICU 78 (14.7)
Indication for NICU admission
• Observation / Antibiotics (ruptured membranes / sepsis) 63 (11.9)
• Respiratory distress (RDS / TTN) 7 (1.3)
• Low Apgar for observation 3 (0.6)
• Meconium aspiration 1 (0.2)
• Low weight for observation 2 (0.4)
• Shoulder dystocia 1 (0.2)
• Suspected TEF 1 (0.2)
Indication of cesarean sections
• Fetal distress 91 (17.2)
• Failure to progress 39 (7.4)
• Failed IOLa 36 (6.8)
• Maternal request 29 (5.5)
• Others 3 (0.6)
  1. a Failed IOL: defined as the inability to achieve the active phase of labour, NICU: neonatal intensive care unit; RDS: respiratory distress syndrome; TTN: transient tachypnea of newborn; TEF: tracheoesophageal fistula; SE: standard error of the mean