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Table 1 Comparison of characteristics of women who delivered vaginally and by cesarean in Khartoum, Sudan

From: Low neonatal blood glucose levels in cesarean-delivered term newborns at Khartoum Hospital, Sudan

Variables Vaginal delivery Cesarean delivery P
  (n = 55) (n = 55)  
The mean (SD) of    
Age, years 28.2 (4.5) 29.0 (4.0) 0.323
parity 1.6 (1.4) 1.7 (1.3) 0.892
Gestational age, weeks 38.5 (1.0) 38.8 (1.0) 0.122
Body mass index, kg/cm2 28.1 (1.7) 28.3 (2.1) 0.725
Fasting time, hours 3.4 (1.4) 8.4 (1.1) < 0.001
Number (percentage) of    
Educational level ≤ secondary 28 (51.0) 24 (43.6) 0.276
Rural residence 11 (20.0) 11 (20.0) 0.549
Lack of antenatal care 1 (1.8) 1 (1.8) 0.752
Normal saline received 53 (96.4) 46 (83.6) 0.052
5% dextrose received 2 (3.6) 9 (16.4)