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Table 5 Route of delivery and perinatal outcome in the control and IUGR foetuses (with normal and abnormal MPI)

From: Role of prenatal fetal echocardiography in the assessment of intrauterine growth restriction

Studied group Route of delivery Apgar score at 5Min < 7 Meconium stained AF Need for NR NICU Admission
Vag CS
Control (n = 30) 20 10 1 2 1 0
IUGR with normal MPI (n = 6) 2 4 1 2 2 0
IUGR with increased MPI (n = 24) 3 21 7 5 16 10
P value Pa  < 0.001** 0.017* 0.221  < 0.001**  < 0.001**
Pb 0.181 0.309 0.121 0.066 1.000
  1. FE Fisher’s Exact, S.AF amniotic fluid, NR neonatal resuscitation, NICU neonatal intensive care unit
  2. *p value < 0.05