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Table 2 Outcome variables of deliveries among 383 women with PGP during pregnancy

From: Treatments of pelvic girdle pain in pregnant women: adverse effects of standard treatment, acupuncture and stabilising exercises on the pregnancy, mother, delivery and the fetus/neonate

Outcomes    
  Standard group (n = 129) Acupuncture group (n = 124) Stabilising exercise group (n = 130)
Mean gestation week at delivery± 39.5 (1.6) 39.2 (1.7) 39.7 (1.6)
Gestation week at delivery (min-max) 27–43 34–43 34–43
Induction of labour§ 7 (5.4) 15 (12) 12 (9.2)
Spontaneous contractions§ 113 (87.6) 103 (83.1) 112 (86.1)
Established contractions to delivery, hours± 7.7 (8) 6.4 (5) 6.2 (4)
Use of oxytocin§ 33(25.6) 37 (29.8) 31 (23.80)
Spontaneous delivery§ 107 (82.9) 93 (75) 106 (81.5)
Preterm delivery (<37 gestation weeks) § 7 (5.4) 5 (4.0) 7 (5.4)
Duration of second stage of labour in minutes± 31 (25) 36 (35) 32 (34)
Vaginal operative delivery§ 3 (2.3) 5 (4.0) 3 (2.3)
Caesarean section§ 16 (12.4) 19 (15.3) 18 (13.8)
Episiotomy§ 8 (6.2) 9 (7.31) 6 (4.6)
Third or fourth degree tears§ 5 (3.9) 4 (3.2) 3 (2.3)
  1. §Numbers reported with percentage of group.
  2. ±Mean scores are reported with standard deviations.
  3. No significant differences were recorded between groups.