Table 1

The characteristics of women in two groups

Normal delivery (n = 50)

Caesarean section (n = 50)


No. (%)

No. (%)


Age groups


20–24

32 (64)

31 (61)


25–29

16 (32)

17 (34)


30–34

1 (2)

2 (4)


35 ≥

1 (2)

0 (0)


Mean (SD)

24.8 (3.68)

24.7 (3.17)


Educational status*


Illiterate

2 (4)

0 (0)


Primary

11 (22)

13 (26)


Secondary

30 (60)

28 (56)


Higher

7 (14)

9 (18)


Employment


Housewife

44 (88)

42 (84)


Employed

6 (12)

8 (16)


Number of children


One

26 (52)

31 (62)


Two

24 (48)

19 (38)


Torkan et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2009 9:4   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-9-4

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