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Table 1 Socio-demographic and childbirth characteristics of women participant

From: The facilitating factors and barriers encountered in the adoption of a humanized birth care approach in a highly specialized university affiliated hospital

Characteristics   N = 157 (%) Characteristics   N = 157
(%)
Age Minimum 15 Mode of Delivery Vaginal 102(65,0)
  Maximum 46   Caesarean section 48(30,60)
  Mean 31   Operational vaginal delivery 7(4,5)
Nationality American Citizen 18(11,5) Reason for Caesarean Failure in progress of labour 12
  Canadian French Citizen 83(13,4)   Planned caesarean 6
  Canadian English Citizen 3(1,9)   FHR Abnormality 8
  Canadian new immigrant 24(24)   Previous C-section 11
  European Citizen 8(5,1)   Breech 5
  South America, Asia, Africa 21(13,4)   Medical indication in mother 6
Education Primary School 2(1,3) Epidural Analgesia No 62(39,5)
  Secondary 20(12,7)   Yes 95(60,5)
  College 40(25,5)    
  University/college 95(60,5)    
Marital status Married 111(70,7) Electronic Foetal Monitoring (EFM) Yes 154(98,1)
  Single 8(5,1)   No 3(1,9)
  Conjoin 36(22,9)    
  Divorced 2(1,3)    
Job Yes 102(65,0) Onset of Labour Not started 20(12,7)
  No 55(35,0)   Spontaneous 74(47,1)
     Induced 63(40,1)
Family annual income Less than 20 000 $ 15(9,6) Women's position during delivery Lying down 114(72,6)
  20 000 $ to 34 999 $ 27(17,2)   In a semi-reclined position 41(26,1)
  35 000 $ to 49 999 $ 20(12,7)   In a squatting position 1(0,6)
  50 000 $ to 64 999 $ 29(18,5)   Other 1(0,6)
  Over 65000 $ 65(41,4)    
Number of pregnancies ≤2 95(60,5) The number of care providers during labour and delivery 1-2 52
  3-4 52(33,1)   3-4 67
  ≥5 10(6,4)   5≥ 38
Women attended in the prenatal meetings or classes Yes 75(47.8) Complication during labour No 142(90,4)
  No 82(52,2)   Yes 15(9,6)
History of Previous Caesarean No 134(85,4) Complication during delivery No 149(94,9)
  Yes 23(14,6)   Yes 8(5,1)
History of Previous complicated pregnancy No 146(93,0) Complication during postpartum No 150(95,5)
  Yes 11(7,0)   Yes 7(4,5)
History of abortion No 114(72,6) The methods of feeding the baby by women Breast-feeding 114(72,6)
  Yes 43(27,4)   Bottle-feeding 21(13,4)
     Breast-feeding and bottle-feeding 22(14,0)
High-risk Pregnancy No 99(63,1) Women's desires to continue thebreast-feeding Yes 136(86,6)
  Yes 58(36,9)   No 21(13,4)