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Table 5 Health and social services use by SED and SEA groups

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

Health Provider or Social Services SED Group (N = 217) SEA Group (N = 431) Unadjusted
  % n % n OR (95% CI)
Health Providers      
Hospital/clinic nurse 8 17 7 30 1.09 (0.73–1.62)
Lay home visitor 3 6 1 4 2.03 (1.26–3.26)
Telephone nurse 7 15 12 52 0.67 (0.42–1.05)
Other care provider 7 15 8 34 0.98 (0.64–1.49)
Services      
Parenting class 3 6 3 13 0.98 (0.51–1.93)
Postpartum support group 1 2 1 4 1.29 (0.54–3.05)
Family resource centre 4 8 2 9 1.52 (0.94–2.44)
Parenting/child drop-in 7 15 3 13 1.53 (1.06–2.25)
Children's Aid Society 4 8 0 0 3.08 (2.75–3.43)
Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program 1 2 0.2 1 2.26 (1.27–4.03)
Food bank 5 11 0 0 3.07 (2.75–3.44)
Women's shelter 0.5 2 0.2 1 1.48 (0.37–6.01)
Breastfeeding clinic 13 28 18 77 0.76 (0.54–1.06)
Social assistance 9 19 0.5 2 2.87 (2.40–3.44)
Other services 5 11 5 22 1.03 (0.63–1.68)
  1. SED = socioeconomically disadvantaged, SEA = more socioeconomically advantaged
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