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Table 1

Characteristics of the variables under study.

Variables Gas
Spinal
P-value
(n = 60)
(n = 60)
Mean (SD) Mean (SD)
 Mother Age 25.98 (4.71) 26.07 (5.41) 0.92
 Mother Weight 72.11 (6.51) 72.50 (10.13 0.80
 Apgar 9.15 (.065) 8.76 (1.19) 0.03
 Baby Head size 34.38 (1.42) 34.45 (1.37) 0.81
 Dilatation 6.48 (1.17) 5.60 (1.63) 0.001
 Effacement 65.50(12.23) 60.83 (14.29 0.05
 Pain before (in gas group) 9.16 (1.52) 9.46 (1.37) 0.25
 Pain before (in spinal group) 4.38 (2.63) 1.65 (1.99) 0.00
 variables n (%) n (%) P-value
Gender of baby
 Male 29 (48.3) 32 (53.3)
 Female 31 (51.7) 28 (46.7) 0.58
Location
 city 40 (66.7) 45 (75)
 village 20 (33.3) 15 (25) 0.31
Addiction of mother
 No 60 (0) 58 (96.7)
 Yes 0 (0) 2 (3.3) 0.42
Delivery times
 Nulliparous 35 (58.3) 34 (56.7)
 Multigravida 25 (41.7) 25 (41.7) 0.60
History of before delivery
 first delivery 36 (60) 34 (56.7)
 Natural childbirth 24 (40) 25 (41.7) 0.85
 Caesarean 0 (0) 1 (1.7)
Use of analgesia in the previous delivery
 first delivery 36 (60) 36 (60)
 Yes 19 (31.7) 8 (13.3) 0.06
 No 5 (8.3) 16 (26.7)
Previous delivery anesthesia
 first delivery 39 (65) 51 (85)
 gas 18 (30) 6 (10) 0.03
 spinal 2 (3.3) 2 (3.3)
Fetal positions
 sefalic 56 (93.3) 60 (0) 0.11
 brich 4(6.7) 0 (0)