Table 1

Demographics and characteristics of mothers and newborns between the two audit periods

20152017P value
Age in years, mean (SD)33.3 (5.12)31.5 (4.99)0.001
Gravidity, n (%)0.06
 191 (32.9)86 (28.6)
 282 (29.6)117 (38.9)
 3 or more104 (37.5)98 (32.6)
Parity, n (%)0.21
 Primiparous118 (42.6)113 (37.5)
 Multiparous159 (57.4)188 (62.5)
Birth type, n (%)0.05
 Normal vaginal delivery172 (62)157 (52)
 Assisted vaginal delivery31 (11)47 (16)
 Caesarean section74 (27)97 (32)
Maternal Indigenous, n (%)
 Yes8 (2.9)11 (3.0)0.61
 No269 (97.1)290 (97.0)
Gender, n (%)0.81
 Male145 (52.3)154 (51.2)
 Female132 (47.7)146 (48.5)
 Not stated0 (0.0)1 (0.3)
Body mass index (kg/m2), mean (SD)25.3 (6.07)26.07 (7.12)0.18
Birth weight (g), mean (SD)3244.87 (728.59)3302.24 (655.76)0.32
Gestation (days), mean (SD)271.39 (22.24)272.88 (18.73)0.38