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Table 1 Population characteristics.

From: Impact of episiotomy on pelvic floor disorders and their influence on women's wellness after the sixth month postpartum: a retrospective study

Maternal characteristics  
Maternal age (years) 35.26 (±4.68)
Secondiparous women 45.4% (171/377)*
BMI before pregnancy (Kg/m2) 22.04 (±3.74)
Weight gain during pregnancy (Kg) 13.19 (±4.45)
Actual BMI (Kg/m2) 22.05 (±3.76)
Previous surgery 39.5% (148/375)*
N° of previous surgical interventions 0 (0 - 5)**
Previous cesarean section 4.0% (15/373)*
Number of previous cesarean sections 1 (1 - 2)**
Tobacco smoke 19.6% (73/373)*
Constipation 19.3% (72/373)*
Labour and delivery characteristics  
Gestational age at birth (weeks) 39.68 (±1.34)
First labour stage (min) 256.05 (±222.08)
Second labour stage (min) 38.21 (±33.38)
Epidural analgesia 18.2% (58/319)*
Spontaneous delivery 83.8% (316/377)*
Operative delivery 16.2% (61/377)*
Intact perineum 6.6% (25/377)*
First degree vagino-perineal tears 20.4% (77/377)*
Second degree vagino-perineal tears 15.9% (60/377)*
Third-fourth degree vagino-perineal tears 1.3% (5/377)*
Episiotomy 59.4% (224/377)*
Neonatal weight (g) 3364 (±419)
Neonatal lenght (cm) 50.95 (±2.27)
  1. Data are given as: mean (± SD), * Percentage and absolute values, ** Median (range).