Table 4.

Comparison of Urban and Suburban Hospitals

Truman Medical Center Hospital HillTruman Medical Center Lakewood
Provider, type, %
    Certified nurse midwife1.9
    Family medicine91.8
Patient race
Any vaginal laceration requiring sutures rate
Severe (third-and fourth-degree) laceration rate
Vaginal laceration association with epidural
    PIndex for comparison<.001
    CI0.487 to 0.776
OVD rate
Epidural rate
  • CI, confidential interval; OR, odd ratio; OVD, operative vaginal delivery.