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Table 2 Obstetrics and neonatal outcome. Values are given as numbers (%) or mean [SD]

From: Intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy: observational study of the treatment with low-dose ursodeoxycholic acid

Characteristic All (n = 307) UDCA (n = 208) No medication (n = 99) P
Time of delivery (weeks) 37.9 [1.6] 37.4 [1.5] 38.9 [1.2] p < 0.05
Preterm delivery (<37 weeks) 57 (19 %) 53 (25 %) 4 (4 %) p < 0.05
Gemini 14 (5 %) 13 (6 %) 1 (1 %) p > 0.05
Induction of the labour 222 (72 %) 143 (69 %) 79 (80 %) p < 0.05
Normal vaginal delivery 245 (80 %) 161 (77 %) 84 (85 %) NS
Children (n = 321) (n = 221) (n = 100)  
Female 144 (45 %) 98 (44 %) 46 (46 %) NS
Male 177 (55 %) 123 (56 %) 54 (54 %) NS
Weight 3344 [531] 3262 [553] 3525 [428] p < 0.005
Apgar score (5 min) 8.8 [1.0] 8.7 [1.0] 9.0 [0.9] p < 0.05
Fetal Artery pH 7.28 [0.09] 7.28 [0.09] 7.28 [0.10] NS
Fetal Artery pH < 7.05 2 (1 %) 2 (1 %) - NS
Fetal venous BE, mmol/l −4.1 [3.2] −4.0 [3.2] −4.3 [3.2] NS
Fetal BE < −12 mmol/l 4 (1 %) 3 (1 %) 1 (1 %) NS