Table 3

Delivery characteristics in women with a BMI < 30 compared to women with a BMI > =30 (n = 787)
(BMI < 30) (n = 724) (BMI > =30) (n = 63) P-Value*
Time of active labour (hours) 8.2 8.2 0.3
(0.0-25.3) (0.9-76.2)
Time of pushing (minutes) 24 21 0.2
(0.0-155.0) (1.0-25.0)
Labor dystocia (%) 337 27 0.6
(46.5) (42.9)
Epidural analgesia (%) 369 37 0.2
(51.0) (58.7)
Oxytocin (%) 386 35 0.7
(53.4) (55.6)
Mode of delivery
Vaginal (%) 525 54 0.03*
(72.5) (85.7)
Operative (%) 199 9
Caesarean Section (27.5) (14.3)
Reason for operative delivery
Fetal distress (%) 56 1
(28.1) (11.0)
Dystocic labor (%) 143 8
(71.9) (89.0)

Values are numbers (%) or medians (range).

* P-values <0.05 were considered as statistically significant.

Kaplan-Sturk et al.

Kaplan-Sturk et al. BMC Research Notes 2013 6:50   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-6-50

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