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Table 2 Delivery characteristics of mothers of the studied groups (n = 250)

From: Outcome of late preterm newborns in Upper Egypt

VariableLate preterm (n = 70)Full term (n = 180)pOdds ratio for preterm (95% CI)
Mode of delivery
 Vaginal25 (35.7%)109 (60.6%)< 0.001 (χ2)*2.76 (1.56–4.90)
 Cesarean section45 (64.3%)71 (39.4%) 
Indication of delivery
 Onset of delivery20 (28.6% )97 (53.9%)< 0.001 (χ2)*0.34 (0.19–0.62)
 History of PROM19 (27.1%)35 (19.4%)1.54 (0.81–2.94)
 Placental abruption8 (11.4%)2 (1.1%)11.48 (2.37–55.54)
 Umbilical cord pathology8 (11.4%)36 (20.0%)0.44 (0.20–1.01)
 Fetal distress15 (21.4%)10 (5.6%)4.64 (1.97–10.91)
Indication of cesarean section
 Breech presentation25 (35.7%)15 (8.3%)< 0.001 (χ2)* 
 Previous cesarean section15 (21.4%)25 (13.9%) 
 Placenta previa5 (7.1%)16 (8.9%) 
 Elective cesarean section0 (0.0%)15 (8.3%) 
  1. PROM premature rupture of membranes, χ2 chi square test for independence
  2. *Significant p value < 0.05