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Table 3 Probability* of having an operative delivery for four hypothetical women with different combinations of predictors

From: The impact of non-significant variable decelerations appearing in the latent phase on delivery mode: a prospective cohort study

Hypothetical Ep In BMI Primi MD Polyhy Group p
Woman 1 yes no 23 no no no NSV 6.7%
Woman 2 yes no 23 no no no SV 37.6%
Woman 3 no yes 35 yes yes yes NSV 98.5%
Woman 4 no yes 35 yes yes yes SV 99.8%
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  2. Abbreviations: P: probability (%); e: exponential function (exp); Ep: 1 if woman has an epidural and 0 otherwise; In: 1 if the women is induced and 0 otherwise; BMI: woman's body mass index in kg/m2; Primi: 1 if woman is primiparous and 0 otherwise; MD: 1 if women has one or more of the following diseases: diabetes, hypertensive disorders, thrombophilia, cardiac disease and asthma, and 0 otherwise; Polyh: 1 if woman has polyhydramnios and 0 if not; NSV: 1 if the woman has non-significant variable decelerations and 0 otherwise; SV: 1 if the woman has significant variable decelerations and 0 otherwise.