Table 2

Perinatal outcomes—term category 1 CS, and term non-category 1 CS

Term category 1 CS (n=1179)Other term emergency CS (exclusion category 1 CS) (n=3527)p Value
Gestation at delivery*40 (40–41)40 (38–41)<0.0001
Birth weight (g)*3420 (3095–3770)3550 (3190–3920)<0.0001
Apgar <7 at 1 min241 (20.4)377 (10.7)<0.0001
Apgar <7 at 5 min68 (5.8)67 (1.9)<0.0001
Umbilical arterial pH <7.2279 (23.7)321 (9.1)<0.0001
Respiratory distress193 (16.4)266 (7.5)<0.0001
Neonatal resuscitation706 (59.9)1828 (51.8)<0.0001
NICU admission116 (9.8)87 (2.5)<0.0001
Seizure10 (0.8)9 (0.3)0.013
  • Data presented as N (percentage) unless otherwise specified.

  • *Data presented as median (IQR).

  • CS, caesarean section; NICU, neonatal intensive care unit.