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Table 3 Clinical characteristics of the multiparous 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 = 16) 29.8 (5.0) 14.0 (2.9) 8,1 (2,6) 8 39.4 (1.2) 3743 (376) 6
Group II (n = 20) 31.9 (5.0) 13.8 (2.5) 7.2 (2.4) 8 39.7 (0.9) 3479 (487) 14
Group III (n = 18) 31.3 (5.1) 13.8 (3.2) 6.2 (2.6) 8 39.4 (0.9) 3532 (440) 7
Group IV (n = 18) 30.7 (4.3) 14.2 (2.2) 6.2 (1.9) 6 39.8 (1.0) 3689 (469) 7