Table 2

Demographic data of participants in study (N = 205)

AGE (MEAN ± SD) years

29.0 ± 6.5

BMI (MEAN ± SD) kg/m-2

27.0 ± 6.2

PARITY n (%)

- Nulliparae

94 (45.9)

- Multiparous

111 (54.1)

- Term deliveries only

98 (47.8)

- Pre-term deliveries only

6 (3.0)

- Term + preterm deliveries

7 (3.4)

ETHNICITY n (%)

- Caucasian

190 (92.7)

- South Asian (Indian/Pakistani)

7 (3.4)

- Afro-Caribbean

4 (2.0)

- Oriental

2 (1.0)

- Mixed Race

2 (1.0)

SMOKING n (%)

- No

180 (87.8)

- Yes

25 (12.2)

REASON FOR INDUCTION n (%)

- Post-maturity

69 (33.7)

- Hypertensive disorders

27 (13.2)

- Diabetes Mellitus

22 (10.7)

- Disorders of growth (LGA/SGA*)

19 (9.3)

- Obstetric Cholestasis

8 (3.9)

- Disorders of liquor volume

5 (2.4)

- Reduced fetal movements

3 (1.5)

- Ante-partum haemorrhage

3 (1.5)

- Anti-phospholipid syndrome

3 (1.5)

- Others

46 (22.4)


LGA/SGA: large for gestational age/small for gestational age

Jokhi et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2009 9:40   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-9-40

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