Obstetrics and Gynecology International / 2016 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

The Effect of Epidural Analgesia on the Delivery Outcome of Induced Labour: A Retrospective Case Series

Table 2

Neonatal characteristics in the sample.

Total
sample
( = 1,046)
Epidural,
yes
()
Epidural,
no
()

Fetal gender
 Male549 (52.5%)178 (54.4%)371 (51.6%)
 Female497 (47.5%)149 (45.6%)348 (48.4%)
Birth weight (g), mean (SD)3371 (559)3483 (522)3320 (568)<
Birth weight (g)
 <4000913 (87.3%)268 (81.9%)641 (89.3%)
 ≥4000133 (12.7%)59 (18.1%)78 (10.7%)
Head circumference at birth (cm), mean (SD)34.7 (1.6)35.0 (1.5)34.6 (1.7)<
Apgar score < 7 at 1 minute
 0–691 (8.7%)37 (11.4%)53 (7.4%)
 7–10949 (91.3%)228 (88.6%)662 (92.6%)
Apgar score < 7 at 5 minutes
 0–614 (1.3%)3 (0.9%)11 (1.5%)
 7–101025 (98.7%)321 (99.1%)704 (98.5%)
Cord gases at delivery, arterial pH, mean (SD)7.23 ± 0.077.24 ± 0.077.22 ± 0.08
Cord gases at delivery, venous pH, mean (SD)7.29 ± 0.067.29 ± 0.067.28 ± 0.07
Admitted to NNU
 No812 (96%)242 (95.3%)570 (96.3%)
 Yes34 (4%)12 (4.7%)22 (3.7%)

Student’s -test; Fisher’s exact test.