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|Week of Induction||IOL CD||Expt mgmt CD||AOR (95% CI)†||Spontaneous Labor CD|
|38 weeks||11.9%||13.3%||1.80 (1.29 – 2.53)||7.0%*|
|39 weeks||14.3%||15.0%||1.39 (1.08 – 1.80)||9.1%*|
|40 weeks||20.4%||19.0%||1.27 (1.00 – 1.62)||10.9%*|
|41 weeks||24.3%||26.0%||1.26 (0.99 – 1.61)||14.9%*|
CD = Cesarean Delivery, Expt Mgmt group includes all women delivered beyond the particular gestational age of the induction of labor comparison group
† Multivariate comparison of cesarean delivery rates between the induction group and the expectant management group. An AOR > 1 implies higher cesarean rates among the expectant management group.
* p-value < 0.01 when compared to IOL at same GA
Multivariate analysis controlling for parity, maternal ethnicity, age, BMI, insurance, education, preeclampsia, diabetes, epidural use, and year of delivery