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Table 1 Patients characteristics

From: Misoprostol vaginal insert versus misoprostol vaginal tablets for the induction of labour: a cohort study

  MVI n 200 MVT n 200 p-Value
Median Age (range) 32 (28-35) 32(28-36) > 0.05
Mean Parity (±SD) 0.5 ± 0.7 0.6 ± 1 > 0.05
Median BMI (range) 22.8 (20.7-25.3) 24.2 (21.6-27.6) < 0.001
Mean week of gestational age at delivery(±SD) 40 ± 1 39 ± 1 > 0.05
Ethnicity (%)
 Europe 149 (74.5) 153 (76.5) > 0.05
 Africa 27 (13.5) 25 (12.5) > 0.05
 America 5 (2.5) 4 (2.0) > 0.05
 Asia 17 (8.5) 18 (9.0) > 0.05
 Missing 2 (1.0) 0 (0.0) > 0.05
Premature rupture of membrane (%) 19 (9.5) 12 (6) > 0.05
Median Bishop’s score (range) 2 (1-3) 2 (1-3) 1
  1. Student’s t-test was used for Age, parity, BMI, week of gestational age, and Bishop score; chi-square test was used for Etnicity and Premature rupture of Membrane
  2. Abbreviations: BMI Body mass index, MVI Misoprostol vaginal insert, MVT Misoprostol vaginal tablets