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Table 1 Anthropometric, obstetrics and delivery characteristics, socio economic status of mothers

From: S100B concentration in colostrums of Burkinabe and Sicilian women

  Sicilians n. 30 Burkinabe n. 51 P-value
Maternal age (years)* 27.0 ± 6.8 26.6 ± 7.0 NS
Height (m)* 1.61 ± 0.06 1.62 ± 0.05 NS
BMI (kg/m2)* 22.3 ± 4.5 23.0 ± 4.0 NS
N. Delivery 2 (1/3) 4 (1/9) 0.0001
Child birth preparation 30 0 0.0001
Gestational Age (weeks) 40.0 (39–41) 39.5 (38–40) NS
Vaginal Delivery 30 51 NS
Assistance to delivery 30 51 NS
Episiorraphy 30 0 0.0001
Lenght of stage II (min) 45(20–70) 45.3 ± 11.53 30(15–60) 29.66 ± 10.6 0.0001
Ergotamine injection 30 0 0.0001
Obstetrics Complication (Infection, antibiotic use) 0 0 NS
Homes (%) with    
No electricity 0 68.2 0.0001
No refrigerator or freezer 1 82.1 0.0001
No private water supply 0 73.2 0.0001
No private toilets 1 87.0 0.0001
Radio set 100 88.2 NS
TV set 99.0 26.7 0.0001
  1. BMI – body mass index; NS – not significant.
  2. Values given as mean ± standard deviation or median and range