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Table 1 Median (and interquartile range, IQR) and range of cord clamping (CC) times among population subgroups

From: Factors associated with timing of umbilical cord clamping in tertiary hospital of Nepal

Subgroup Median CC time in s (IQR) p valuea Range of CC times in s
All deliveries 57 (38, 79)   10–189
Place of birth
 MNSC 60 (42, 74)   20–189
 Labor room 53 (35, 84) 0.579 10–152
Hospital shift at delivery
 Morning (07:00–13:00) 53 (36, 84)   10–189
 Evening (13:00–19:00) 55 (35, 74)   20–180
 Night (19:00–07:00) 78 (64, 82) 0.056 40–145
AMTSL used
 No 61 (53, 64)   22–66
 Yes 57 (37, 81) 0.969 10–189
Third stage > 7 min
 No 58 (38, 78)   10–180
 Yes 54 (36, 90) 0.767 23–189
Maternal blood loss > 100 mLb
 No 55 (35, 80)   10–189
 Yes 60 (55, 75) 0.563 25–93
Labor/delivery complications
 None 52 (38, 75)   18–180
 Any 60 (35, 90) 0.378 10–189
Preterm birthc
 No 56 (38, 76)   10–189
 Yes 68 (34, 90) 0.699 20–117
Apgar score < 7 at 1 min:
 No 60 (40, 83)   10–189
 Yes 51 (35, 78) 0.104 12–152
Interventions to the infant after delivery
 None 60 (42, 82)   10–189
 Any 38 (28, 60) 0.008 18–152
  1. Labor/delivery complications included breech presentation, fetal distress, premature rupture of membranes, meconium staining, and various degrees of tears and lacerations
  2. Interventions given to the infant included oxygen administration, penguin/bulb suction, electric suction, bag and mask ventilation, vigorous stimulation, and transfer to the Postnatal Baby Unit
  3. MNSC Maternal and Newborn Service Center, AMTSL Uterotonic administration + CCT + Uterine massage
  4. ap value determined by Kruskal–Wallis test
  5. bThis variable includes one missing value where maternal blood loss not recorded
  6. cThis variable includes two missing values where gestational age was not available