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Table 1 Background characteristics for fistula cases and controls

From: Musculoskeletal sequelae in patients with obstetric fistula – a case–control study

  Cases (n = 70) Range Controls (n = 100) Range 95%CI of the difference
Age (years)† 31.5 (SD 12.1) 15.0-63.0 31.7 (SD 8.1) 20.0-65.0 −3.6, 2.8
Weight (kg)† 44.9 (SD 6.8) 30.7-64.8 48.7 (SD 8.2) 29.8-72.5 −6.1, −1.4
Height (cm) 151.6 (SD 7.4) 132.5-172.0 156.7 (SD 5.6) 140.7-173.0 −7.1, −3.1
BMI (kg/m2)† 19.0 (SD 2.4) 13.0-25.0 19.3 (SD 3.3) 12.0-31.0 −1.2, 0.6
Duration of labour (days)††# 3.0 0.1-8.0 0.2 0.1-5.0 <0.001
Years since labour†# 4.0 0.1-36.0 4.0 0.2-30.0 0.77
  1. Presented as means with SD, range and 95%CI.
  2. #Median presented with p-values.
  3. Kg = kilograms, cm = centimetres, BMI = body mass index.
  4. N = †Cases n = 69, ††Controls n = 96.
  5. Bold numbers indicate statistical significance.