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Table 2 Postpartum women's need for and receipt of help and/or care in the first 4 weeks

From: Urban women's socioeconomic status, health service needs and utilization in the four weeks after postpartum hospital discharge: findings of a Canadian cross-sectional survey

Variables SED Group SEA Group Unadjusted
  N % n N % n OR (95% CI)
Care for a physical health problem        
   Needed 217 19 41 431 25 108 0.70 (0.47–1.1)
   Received 41* 90 37 108* 94 102 0.54 (0.15–2.0)
Care for an emotional/mental health problem        
   Needed 217 8 17 431 5 21 1.78 (0.93–3.41)
   Received 17* 67 12 21* 71 15 0.80 (0.21–3.13)
Help with breast feedinga        
   Needed 187 37 69 402 44 172 0.78 (0.54–1.10)
   Received 69* 91 63 172* 93 160 0.80 (0.29–2.20)
Household help        
   Needed 217 26 56 431 26 112 0.97 (0.67–1.40)
   Received 56* 77 42 112* 90 101 0.43 (0.17–1.10)
Reassurance/support        
   Needed 217 25 54 431 27 115 0.89 (0.61–1.30)
   Received 54* 85 44 115* 98 113 0.11 (0.02–0.48)
Financial Support        
   Needed 217 18 38 431 3 10 7.08 (3.69–13.6)
   Received 36* 64 24 10* 60 6 1.05 (0.33–3.25)
  1. Note: a Only women who initiated breastfeeding are included.* Number reported needing the service. SED = socioeconomically disadvantaged, SEA = more socioeconomically advantaged
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