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Table 1 Maternal and obstetric characteristicsa

From: High-dose tranexamic acid reduces blood loss in postpartum haemorrhage

Group TA Control P value
Number of patients 72 72  
Mean age, yr (± SD) 29 (4) 28 (5) 0.55
Mean weight, kg (± SD) 67 (16) 65 (12) 0.54
Mean height, cm (± SD) 164 (5) 165 (6) 0.18
Parity: primiparae, n (%) 46 (64) 50 (69) 0.06
Mean gestational age, weeks (± SD) 39.5 (2) 39.5 (1.8) 0.97
Twin pregnancies, n (%) 4 (6) 3 (4) 0.6
Abnormal placental insertion, n (%) 2 (3) 3 (4) 0.8
Oxytocin for labour induction, n (%) 9 (12) 12 (17) 0.88
Mean labour duration, hours (± SD) 6 (3) 6 (3) 0.82
Epidural analgesia, n (%) 59 (82) 61 (84) 0.45
Instrumental delivery, n (%) 7 (9) 10 (14) 0.85
Oxytocin at delivery, n (%) 30 (42) 31 (42) 0.89
Mean newborn weight, g (± SD) 3,475 (610) 3,489 (526) 0.89
Mean minutes between delivery and inclusion (± SD) 56 (49) 44 (41) 0.39
Atony-related PPH, n (%) 54 (75) 50 (69) 0.41
  1. aSD, standard deviation; PPH, postpartum haemorrhage; TA, tranexamic acid. α risk: P < 0.05 using χ2 test or the Fisher's exact test for categorical variables. Student's t-test was used in cases of normal distribution; otherwise, the Mann-Whitney U test was used for numerical variables.