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Table 4 Use of public health nursing (PHN) services in the first 4 weeks after leaving hospital

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

Type of contact SED Group SEA Group Unadjusted
  N % n N % n OR (95% CI)
Received a PHN phone call 217    431    
   Yes   81 176   86 371 0.69 (0.45–1.07)
PHN phone call within 48 hours after discharge? 158a    371a    
   Yes   87 137   98 366 0.31 (0.13–0.77)
PHN home visit offered in phone call 176a    366a    
   Yes   95 167   94 347 1.12 (0.53–2.63)
PHN home visit accepted 167*    347*    
   Yes   77 128   60 208 2.24 (1.47–3.40)
Continued PHN services at 4 weeks post discharge 124*    206*    
   Yes   34 42   17 35 2.5 (1.49–4.21)
  SED Group SEA Group  
  N M SD 95% CI N M SD 95% CI P
Age in days of baby at the first PHN home visit? 124* 6.9 5.5 (5.8–7.7) 206* 7.7 6.2 (7.0–10.1) p < 0.23
Number of PHN home visits 123* 1.9 1.5 (1.6–2.2) 207* 1.4 0.76 (1.2–1.5) p < 0.001
  1. Note: a Number that received a PHN phone call who answered the question.
  2. *Number offered a PHN home visit who answered the question. SED = socioeconomically disadvantaged, SEA = more socioeconomically advantaged
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