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Table 3 Logistic regression analysis of the influence of traditional medicine on labour and delivery

From: Exploring the effects of peri-partum ingestion of traditional medicine on maternal and foetal outcomes: a prospective cohort study

Variables Total
N = 603 (%)
Exposed group
N = 147 (%)
Non-exposed group
N = 456 (%)
Risk ratio, (95% CI) P value
Presenting complaints
Lost of liquor 88 (14.6) 15 (10.2) 73 (16) 0.66 (0.41–1.08) 0.051
Vaginal bleeding 100 (16.6) 34 (23.1) 66 (14.5) 1.51 (1.10–2.08) 0.011
Labour pains 346 (57.4) 90 (61.2) 256 (56.1) 1.17 (0.88–1.57) 0.161
APGAR score at 1st min < 7 94 (14.4) 20 (13.4) 74 (14.7) 0.90 (0.59–1.37) 0.367
APGAR score at 5th min < 7 71 (10.9) 13 (8.6) 58 (11.6) 0.77 (0.46–1.28) 0.187
Dystocic labour 160 (26.5) 51 (34) 109 (23.9) 1.45 (1.10–1.91) 0.007
Tachysystole 279 (46.3) 81 (55.1) 198 (43.4) 1.27 (1.06–1.52) 0.008
Uterine atony 10 (1.7) 7 (4.8) 3 (0.7) 7.24 (1.90–27.63) 0.002