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Table 2 Clinical characteristics of the primiparous mothers and their newborn babies in four groups; means and (SD)

From: Early lactation performance in primiparous and multiparous women in relation to different maternity home practices. A randomised trial in St. Petersburg

  Mother's age (years) Mother's education (years) Duration of labour (hours) Episiotomy (n) Gestational age (weeks) Babies' birth weight (g) Gender, girls (n)
Group I (n = 21) 23.9 (4.8) 14.3 (2.3) 9.2 (3.0) 12 39.3 (0.8) 3342 (423) 10
Group II (n = 20) 23.0 (3.5) 13.3 (2.2) 9.4 (3.9) 12 39.5 (1.1) 3407 (485) 8
Group III (n = 20) 25.5 (3.5) 14.0 (2.6) 8.9 (3.1) 17 39.6 (0.8) 3346 (368) 10
Group IV (n = 20) 23.3 (3.0) 13.7 (2.2) 9.8 (3.7) 14 40.0 (1.0) 3448 (456) 8