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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the 2 groups

From: Evaluation the effect of Silybum marianum ointment on episiotomy wound healing and pain intensity in primiparous women: a randomized triple blind clinical trial

Treatment Categories
Variable S. marianum ointment Placebo p-value
Mean/SD Mean/SD
Age (years) 26.41 ± 4.77 18.24 ± 5.38 *P = 0.14
BMI(m2Kg) 25.31 ± 1.89 25.78 ± 2.23 *P = 0.28
Birth Weight (gram) 3364.72 ± 281.9 3392.79 ± 79 *P = 0.30
Neonate Head circumference (cm) 38.93 ± 1.5 34.27 ± 1.68 *P = 0.28
Duration of first stage of labor (minute) 146.52 ± 71.02 125.23 ± 1.57 *P = 0.14
Duration of second stage of labor (minute) 17.87 ± 13.94 21.51 ± 19.43 *P = 0.54
Duration of third stage of labor (minute) 4.52 ± 1.57 5.32 ± 2.42 *P = 0.80
Time rupture of membranes (minute) 168.95 ± 120.12 189.53 ± 126.16 *P = 0.43
Number of sutures on skin 0.52 ± 5.09 0.69 ± 5.18 **P = 0.52
Number of analgesics used 25.78 ± 2.23 38.93 ± 1.50 **P = 0.10
Treatment Categories  
Variable ointment S. marianum Placebo p-value
Number (%) Number (%)
Educational level (woman)
 Elementary 25(11) 16.3(7)  
 Middle school 22.7(10) 27.9(12) **P = 0.78
 High school 43.2(19) 46.5(20)  
 University 9.1(4) 9.3(4)  
Health status
 absolutely desirable 2(4.5) 1(2.3)  
 Approximately desirable 38(86.4) 38(4.88) **P = 0.85
 Undesirable 4(1.9) 4(9.3)  
  1. *Independent t-tests **Mann Whitney