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Table 4 Outcomes of induction of labour in both multiparous and nulliparous women (N = 461) and their relation to the number of prostaglandins E2 tablets used

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

Number of PGE2 tablets Multiparous (N = 230) Nulliparous (N = 231)
≤ 2 tablets >  2 tablets p-value a ≤ 2 tablets >  2 tablets p-value a
Frequency (%)
Women induced with PGE2 tablets 208 (90.4) 22 (9.6) NA 194 (84) 37 (16) NA
Mode of delivery VD 180 (86.5) 11 (50) < 0.001 83 (42.8) 10 (27) 0.073
CS 28 (13.5) 11 (50) 111 (57.2) 27 (73)
Admission to neonatal intensive care unit 25 (12) 5 (22.7) 0.156 34 (17.5) 9 (24.3) 0.33
Mean ± SE
Apgar score at 1 min 8.0 ± 0.05 8.0 ± 0.26 0.96 7.8 ± 0.08 8.3 ± 0.13 0.007
Apgar score at 5 min 9.1 ± 0.04 9.1 ± 0.11 0.88 9.0 ± 0.04 9.2 ± 0.09 0.18
  1. a Two-sided p-value based on univariate analysis – Chi-square and t-test
  2. PGE2: prostaglandin E2; SE: standard error of the mean; VD: vaginal delivery; CS: cesarean section.