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Table 1 Baseline demographic and obstetric characteristics of study participants

From: Effect of extra-amniotic Foley’s catheter and vaginal misoprostol versus vaginal misoprostol alone on cervical ripening and induction of labor in Kenya, a randomized controlled trial

  Intervention
  Combination
(Extra-amniotic Foley’s catheter + Vaginal misoprostol +)
N = 90
Vaginal misoprostol alone
N = 90
  n (%) or mean (SD) n (%) or mean (SD)
Maternal age   
 17–24 years 25 (27.7) 30 (33.3)
 25–34 years 51 (56.7) 51 (56.7)
  ≥ 35 years 14 (15.6) 9 (10.0)
Marital status   
 Single 16 (17.8) 17 (18.9)
 Married 70 (77.8) 72 (80.0)
 Separated/ divorced 4 (4.4) 1 (1.1)
Education level   
 Primary 23 (25.6) 15 (16.7)
 Secondary 34 (37.8) 33 (36.7)
 Post-secondary 33 (36.7) 42 (46.7)
Employment   
 Employed 52 (57.8) 56 (62.2)
 Unemployed 38 (44.2) 34 (37.8)
Parity   
 Primigravida 35 (38.9) 42 (46.7)
Gestation (weeks)   
 28 9 (10.0) 6 (6.7)
 29–39 19 (21.1) 20 (22.2)
  ≥ 39 62 (68.9) 64 (71.1)
Indication for induction   
  ≥ Full term 54 (60) 51 (56.7)
 Hypertension 12 (13) 17 (18.9)
 Rhesus incompatibility 3 (3.3) 5 (5.5)
 Intrauterine fetal demise 12 (13.3) 11 (12.2)
 Othersa 9 (10) 6 (6.7)
Bishops score 2.8 ± 1.1 2.1 ± 1.5
  1. SD standard deviation, aOthers include reduced fetal movements