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Table 2 Characteristics of women sampled in the pre and post intervention surveys

From: Promoting childbirth companions in South Africa: a randomised pilot study

Outcomes Childbirth companionship package included (intervention hospitals) Childbirth companion package not included (control hospitals)
Women interviewed Before 215 199 204 214 207 203 204 207 206 231
  After 200 221 211 215 209 204 200 199 199 200
Age (years) Mean (SD) Before 25.8(5.74) 26.0 (5.48) 25.9 (5.54) 26.7 (6.78) 25.9 (6.3) 26.4 (6.85) 26.2 (5.8) 25.4 (5.07) 25.5 (6.37) 28.2 (6.43)
  After 26.2 (5.9) 25.8 (5.82) 26.5 (5.62) 26.6 (6.15) 26.1 (6.4) 25.9 (6.6) 26.4 (5.89) 26.0 (5.62) 25.5 (6.14) 27.1 (6.81)
Gestation (wks) Mean (SD) Before 39.5 (1.7) 39.9 (0.91) 39.9 (0.53) 38.0 (3.22) 39.4 (2.29) 38.4 (2.25) 39.4 (1.94) 40 (0.197) 39.5 (1.95) 39.1 (2.65)
  After 39.3(1.24) 37.8 (1.57) 39.8 (0.81) 36.8 (2.9) 38.9 (1.73) 37.3 (2.3) 39.4 (2.05) 40 (0.24) 39.4 (1.76) 39.9 (2.63)