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Table 2 Maternal obstetric characteristics at the time of hospitalisation

From: Exposure of hospitalised pregnant women to plasticizers contained in medical devices

Studied groups Gestational age Hospitalisation duration Onset of labour (n = 116) Mode of delivery (n = 116)
Spontaneous Inductionc Caesareand Vaginal Caesareane
  [M +/− SD]a [M +/− SD]b n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Total, n = 168 [34.4 +/− 7.8] [6,4 +/− 4.4] 72 (62.1) 30 (25.9) 14 (12.1) 90 (77.6) 26 (22.4)
Pathology, n = 52 [26.2 +/− 8.3] [4.7 +/− 3.0] - - - - -
 PLf, n = 20 [30.4 +/− 2.5] [5.6 +/− 3.3] - - - - -
 Otherg, n = 32 [23.6 +/− 9.6] [4.2 +/− 2.8] - - - - -
Delivery, n = 93 [39.3 +/− 2.4] [6,0 +/− 1.5] 59 (63.4) 25 (26.9) 9 (9.7) 79 (84.9) 14 (15.1)
 Vaginal, n = 79 [39.5 +/− 1.7] [5.8 +/− 1.4] 57 (72.2) 22 (27.8) 0 79 (100) 0
 Caesarean, n = 14 [37.9 +/− 4.5] [7.1 +/− 1.7] 2 (14.3) 3 (21.4) 9 (64.3) 0 14 (100)
Pathology and delivery, n = 23 [33.0 +/− 4.5] [12.0 +/− 8.7] 13 (56.5) 5 (21.7) 5 (20.8) 11 (47.8) 12 (52.2)
 PL-PRMh, n = 11 [30.6 +/− 3.7] [8.8 +/− 4.4] 9 (81.8) 0 2 (18.2) 6 (54.5) 5 (45.5)
 Otheri, n = 12 [35.3 +/− 4.0] [14.9 +/− 10.7] 4 (33.3) 5 (41.7) 3 (25.0) 5 (41.7) 7 (58.3)
  1. aGestational age is expressed in weeks [mean +/− standard deviation]
  2. bHospitalisation duration is expressed in days [mean +/− standard deviation]
  3. cReasons for induction: rupture of membranes >24 h without labour (n = 13), full-term (pregnancy lasting 41 completed weeks) or post-term pregnancy (pregnancy lasting 42 completed weeks) (n = 8), gestational arterial hypertension or preeclampsia (n = 4), suspected foetal macrosomia (n = 2), other maternal disease (n = 3)
  4. dCaesarean before and during labour
  5. eReasons for caesarean before labour: foetal complications (n = 4), maternal complications (n = 5), maternal/foetal complications (n = 5)
  6. fPreterm labour
  7. fOther obstetrical pathologies: pregnancy-related vomiting (n = 9), bleeding (n = 4), gestational arterial hypertension (n = 3), pain syndrome (n = 7), febrile syndrome (n = 4), preterm rupture of membranes or suspicion (n = 2), convulsion (n = 1), cervical incompetence (n = 1) and foetal complication (twin-to-twin transfusion syndrome, n = 1)
  8. gPreterm labour (n = 7) and/or preterm rupture of membranes (n = 4)
  9. hOther obstetrical pathologies: bleeding (n = 2), gestational arterial hypertension or preeclampsia (n = 4) pain syndrome (n = 1), febrile syndrome (n = 1), cholestasis (n = 1), suspected neurological transient ischemic attack (n = 1) and foetal complication (intrauterine growth restriction, n = 1)