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Table 2 Comparison between groups regarding the data of vaginal birth

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

  Normal BMI (n = 174) Overweight (n = 164) Class I obesity (n = 120) P-value
Duration of 1st stage (hours) 11.0 ± 1.4 11.6 ± 2.1 13.0 ± 2.1 < 0.001*
Delayed dilation 19 (10.92%) 21 (12.8%) 35 (29.17%) < 0.001*
Need of oxytocin 59 (33.91%) 79 (48.17%) 75 (62.5%) < 0.001*
Oxytocin dose (mU/min) 9.9 ± 2.3 10.7 ± 3.8 13.1 ± 3.6 < 0.001*
Duration of 2nd stage (min) 59.0 ± 24.8 63.5 ± 18.0 64.8 ± 19.4 0.044*
Perineal tears (2rd or 3rd degree) 2 (1.15%) 7 (4.27%) 10 (8.33%) 0.010*
Postpartum sepsis 2 (1.15%) 6 (3.66%) 18 (15%) < 0.001*
  1. Data presented as mean ± SD or number and (%)
  2. *P-value < 0.05 is significant