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Table 1 Comparison between groups regarding the demographic data, postpartum complications and neonatal outcomes

From: Effect of maternal BMI on labor outcomes in primigravida pregnant women

  Normal BMI (n = 200) Overweight (n = 200) Class I obesity (n = 200) P-value
Age 28.07 ± 4.06 28.93 ± 4.37 28.50 ± 4.15 0.120
Mode of birth
 VB 174 (87%) 164 (82%) 120 (60%) < 0.001*
 CS 26 (13%) 36 (18%) 80 (40%)
Postpartum Hemorrhage 28 (14%) 32 (16%) 43 (21.5%) 0.120
Neonatal birth weight (grams) 3245 ± 776 3637 ± 730 3789 ± 664 < 0.001*
Apgar score
 1 min 8.0 ± 0.9 7.7 ± 0.8 7.7 ± 0.6 < 0.001*
 5 min 8.7 ± 0.9 8.3 ± 0.8 8.2 ± 0.7 < 0.001*
NNU admission 11 (5.5%) 14 (7%) 20 (10%) 0.220
Duration of NNU admission (days) 4.5 ± 1.9 7.9 ± 1.3 10.1 ± 2.2 < 0.001*
Intrapartum mortality 0 1 (0.5%) 1 (0.5%) 0.606
Neonatal sepsis 0 1 (0.5%) 1 (0.5%) 0.606
Neonatal mortality 1 (0.5%) 2 (1%) 3 (1.5%) 0.603
  1. Data presented as mean ± SD or number and (%)
  2. CS Caesarean Section, NNU Neonatal unit, PG Primigravida, VB Vaginal birth
  3. *P-value < 0.05 is significant