Table 1

Descriptive statistics for patient characteristics by method of tenaculum placement

CharacteristicSlow placement
(n=33)
Cough method
(n=33)
Total
(n=66)
Age (years) (median (IQR))25 (21, 31)27 (23, 32)26 (22.2, 31)
Body mass index (median (IQR))26.4 (23, 36.5)24.8 (22, 38.1)26.1 (22.2, 37.6)
Race (n (%))
 Black or African American13 (39.4)9 (27.3)22 (33.3)
 White or Caucasian13 (39.4)19 (57.6)32 (48.5)
 Other7 (21.2)5 (15.2)12 (18.2)
Hispanic or Latino (n (%))7 (21.2)6 (18.2)13 (19.7)
Previous births (n (%))
 019 (57.6)14 (42.4)33 (50.0)
 16 (18.2)7 (21.2)13 (19.7)
 >18 (24.2)12 (36.4)20 (30.3)
Number of caesarean sections (n (%))
 028 (84.8)27 (81.8)55 (83.3)
 15 (15.2)4 (12.1)9 (13.6)
 >10 (0.0)2 (6.1)2 (3.0)
Highest level of education (n (%))
 Some high school4 (12.1)3 (9.1%)7 (10.6%)
 High school/GED4 (12.1)5 (15.2)9 (13.6)
 Some college14 (42.4)14 (42.4)28 (42.4)
 Completed college2 (6.1)5 (15.2)7 (10.6)
 Greater than college9 (27.3)6 (18.2)15 (22.7)
 History of chronic pain (n (%))31 (93.9)26 (78.8)57 (86.4)
 Daily opioid (pain medicine) use (n (%))2 (6.1)4 (12.1)6 (9.1)
GAD7 score (n (%))
 No anxiety (0–4)15 (45.5)16 (48.5)31 (47.0)
 Mild anxiety (5–9)6 (18.2)9 (27.3)15 (22.7)
 Moderate anxiety (10–14)8 (24.2%)4 (12.1%)12 (18.2%)
 Severe anxiety (15–21)4 (12.1%)4 (12.1%)8 (12.1%)
  • GAD7, General Anxiety Disorder 7 ; GED, general educational development.