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Table 3 Immediate outcome of the neonates

From: The effect of labor epidural analgesia on labor, delivery, and neonatal outcomes: a propensity score-matched analysis in a single Japanese institute

  NEL (N = 218) EL (N = 218) p value
Height 50.1 ± 1.9 50.3 ± 1.7 0.24
Weight 3077 ± 396 3141 ± 393 0.09
Ap < 7 (1 min) 6 (2.8) 13 (6.0) 0.08
Ap < 7 (5 min) 0 (0) 2 (0.9) 0.25
Acidocis 15 (6.9) 19 (8.7) 0.30
Intervention 42 (19.3) 54 (24.8) 0.20
  1. There was no difference with regard to neonatal outcome between two groups. Acidosis is defined by cord arterial pH less than 7.2 immediately following delivery. Intervention refers to use of oxygen, tracheal intubation, chest compression, or use of catecholamine