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Table 1 Participant background characteristics (n = 19)

From: Women’s experiences of living with increased inter-recti distance after childbirth: an interview study

  Mean (SD) Range
Age 38 (4.8) 30–45
Body mass index 25.22 (5.76) 16.8–36.3
Lumbopelvic pain (0–10)a 3.5 (2.5) 0–8
Number of children 3 (1.5) 1–6
Age of youngest child 3 (1.8) 1–6
Age of oldest child 8 (6.4) 1–23
Inter-recti distance (cm) 4.2 (1.6) 2.0–8.8
Twin births (%)b 26  
Caesarean (%)c 37  
  1. aLumbopelvic pain was rated as the mean pain level over one week on a numeric rating scale of 0 (no pain) to 10 (worst pain imaginable)
  2. bTwin births: percentage of women with at least one twin pregnancy
  3. cCaesarean: percentage of women with at least one caesarean