Table 1: Comparisons of  demographic data and pregnancy outcomes of  pregnancies with home and hospital labor.

Home labor group 
( )
Hospital labor group 
( )
value

Age (years)26 ± 5.425.4 ± 5.1NS
Parity1.2 ± 1.00.7 ± 0.90.0001
Prenatal care (%)55.5 (132/238)74.4 (254/476)0.0001
Gestational age (weeks)38.7 ± 1.238.9 ± 1.0NS
Fetal presentation (head) %96.2 (228/238)99.4 (473/476)NS
Meconium in amniotic fluid (%)2.9 (6/238)2.7 (12/476)NS
Episiotomy rate (%)50.4 (119/238)62.2 (296/476)0.001
Cesarean delivery rate (%)5 (11/238)17.1 (81/476)0.0001
Composite morbidity (%)4 (9/238)4 (19/476)NS

Values are expressed as mean ± standard deviations. NS: not significant.