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Table 3 The cumulative dose oxytocin related to maternal characteristics and different obstetric outcome

From: Oxytocin administration for induction and augmentation of labour in polish maternity units – an observational study

  n (%) cumulative dose oxytocin mU (mean ± SD) p-value
Age (years)    p = 0.087
≤24 36 (7) 2921(±1968)
25–34 384 (70) 3913 (±3000)
≥ 35 125 (23) 3367 (±4009)
Gestational age (weeks)    p = 0.016*
37–39 294 (54) 3912 (±3019)
> 40 251 (46) 3503 (±3425)
Parity    p = 0.000*
Nulliparous 375 (69) 4251 (±3098)
Multiparous 170 (31) 2566 (±3178)
Type of delivery    p = 0.358
Vaginal delivery 456 (84) 3599 (±3059)
Cesarean sections 89 (16) 4344 (±3878)
Oxytocin (indication)    p = 0.000*
Induction 363 (67) 4409(±3497)
Augmentation 182 (33) 2366 (±1973)
Postpartum blood loss (ml)    p = 0.472
< 300 131 (29) 3106 (±2334)
301–500 307 (67) 3753 (±3338)
> 501 18 (4) 4467 (±2069)
Epidural    p = 0.007*
Yes 286 (53) 4088 (±3567)
No 259 (47) 3314 (±2725)
Birth weight    p = 0.122
< 4000 501 (92) 3611 (±3224)
≥4000 44 (8) 4313 (±3099)
  1. *p-value (p < 0.05)