Table 2

VEs and examination of line for women in spontaneous labour (n = 112) categorised by cervical dilatation

Cervical Dilatation (cm)

Number (%) of VEs at specific cervical dilatation where line was present

Mean length of line (cm), (SD)

Number of VEs and examination of line


<1

0

-

7


1-2

6 (27.3)

5.3, (3.1)

22


3-4

43 (55.9)

7.8, (3.4)

77*


5-6

54 (71.1)

7.8, (2.5)

76


7-8

32 (70.0)

8.7, (2.2)

46*


9-10

54 (72.0)

9.6, (2.1)

75*


*1 line measurement not recorded

Total 303


Shepherd et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2010 10:54   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-10-54

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