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Table 3 Postpartum women's utilization of physician and midwifery services

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

Physician and Midwifery Services SED Group (N = 217) SEA Group (N = 431) Unadjusted
  % n % n OR (95% CI)
Visit to family physician 30 65 28 121 1.06 (0.84–1.34)
Phone call to family physician 9 20 8 35 1.09 (0.76–1.58)
Visit to midwife 2 4 4 17 0.64 (0.95–1.48)
Visit from midwife 4 9 7 30 0.72 (0.40–1.28)
Phone call to midwife 1 2 2 9 0.74 (0.28–1.99)
Visit to an OBGYN 12 26 8 35 1.33 (0.98–1.82)
Phone call to OBGYN 7 15 6 26 1.04 (0.69–1.57)
Visit to another specialist 2 4 3 13 0.93 (0.46–1.94)
Emergency room visit 5 11 4 17 1.10 (0.68–1.78)
Walk-in clinic visit 2 4 4 17 0.70 (0.33–1.53)
  1. Note: SED = socioeconomically disadvantaged, SEA = more socioeconomically advantaged
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