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Table 2 Demographic and obstetric characteristics of women (n = 176)

From: The paradox of vaginal examination practice during normal childbirth: Palestinian women’s feelings, opinions, knowledge and experiences

Characteristics Frequency (%)
Age  
16-29 127 (72)
30-42 49 (28)
Years of education  
0-9 years 57 (32)
10-17 years 119 (68)
Place of residence  
Urban 32 (18)
Rural 132 (75)
Camp 11 (6)
Husbands’ work  
Vocational/technical 145 (83)
Professional 12 (7)
Governmental employee 10 (6)
Unemployed 8 (5)
Parity  
Primipara 46 (26)
Multipara 130 (74)
Mean, Range 2.21, 0-11
Birth attendant  
Midwife 138 (79)
Physician 37 (21)
Type of delivery  
NSVD* 175 (99)
Vacuum 1 (0.6)
  1. *Normal spontaneous vaginal delivery.