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Table 1 Baseline sociodemographic and obstetrical characteristics of the women, according to group

From: Support to woman by a companion of her choice during childbirth: a randomized controlled trial

Characteristic Support
(n = 105)
Control
(n = 107)
Age [mean in years (range)] 20.6 (13–42) 20.1 (14–36)
In a stable union (n) 80 (76.2%) 92 (85.9%)
Secondary education (n) 103 (98.1%) 106 (99.1%)
Religious (n) 96 (91.4%) 100 (93.4%)
Non-white skin color (n) 79 (75.2%) 75 (70.1%)
Housewife (n) 63 (60.0%) 67 (62.6%)
Start of prenatal care (GA < 28 weeks) (n) 101 (96.2%) 103 (96.3%)
Number of prenatal visits ≥ 6 (n) 84 (85.0%) 84 (78.5%)
Accompanied during prenatal care (n) 44 (41.9%) 54 (50.5%)
Participated in classes for pregnant women (n) 16 (15.2%) 16 (14.9%)
Gestational age at delivery [mean in weeks (range)] 39.2 (37–42) 39.0 (37–42)
Cervical dilation at admission [mean in cm (range)] 3.9 (3–6) 3.9 (3–6)
Cervical effacement ≥ 80% (n) 75 (71.4%) 68 (63.6%)
Intact amniotic membrane (n) 82 (78.1%) 83 (77.6%)
  1. There were no statistically significant differences between the groups.