Statistics

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Registered: 12-05-2009
Statistics
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Sat, 12-05-2009 - 9:40pm

Hi,

I really would like to try for a VBAC in the future and love statistics. I found this link had a lot of information on uterine rupture studies. I’m not sure if it has been posted before.

Thanks!

http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/275854-overview

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Registered: 07-21-1998
In reply to: mysonsmom5678
Sun, 12-06-2009 - 9:01am

Something that came up before. I have worked with statistics (to make a long story short, call it quality control). I'm not a fully trained statistician, but I've consulted with them. (And I seem to know more than most OBs, BTW) I've been told that fewer than 5 failures means that the confidence limits are VERY large, and the numbers are not to be trusted.

What that means, in essence, is that any subcategory where there were fewer than 5 ruptures means nothing; it's not big enough to be sure you didn't get an odd draw of the cards, a one in a million case, in any direction. There's a lot of really good stuff in that table, but don't trust every line.

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