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Table 1 Descriptives of the whole sample of women, stratified by origin (1,026 women and 1,053 newborns)

From: Descriptive analysis of childbirth healthcare costs in an area with high levels of immigration in Spain

  Overall (N = 1,026) Spanish-born mothers (N = 462) Foreign-born mothers (N = 564)  
  n % n % n % p*
Age [mean (SD)] 30.4 (6.0) 30.25 (6.2) 30.54 (5.9) 0.444
Prenatal care 784 76.4 332 71.9 452 80.1 0.002
Delivery type        
   Vaginal non-instrumented 575 56.0 253 54.8 322 57.0  
   Vaginal instrumented 171 16.7 81 17.5 90 16,0  
   Cesarean section 280 27.3 128 27.7 152 27.0 0.722
Maternal severity        
   Mild 519 50.6 208 45,0 311 55.1  
   Moderate 480 46.8 237 51.3 243 43.1  
   Severe 27 2.6 17 3.7 10 1.8 0.002
Neonatal severity        
   Non-admitted 323 31.5 158 34.2 165 29.3  
   Mild 609 59.3 266 57.6 343 60.8  
   Moderate 81 7.9 32 6.9 49 8.7  
   Severe 13 1.3 6 1.3 7 1.2 0.332
Multiple birth 26 2.5 15 3.2 11 1.9 0.232
  1. SD: Standard Deviation. * Exact Chi-square test.