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Table 1 Number of Maternal Health Care Areas (MHCA) and births per county, estimated number of midwives in each county, and response rate per county

From: User perspectives on the Swedish Maternal Health Care Register

County a No. of MHCA No. of births n (%) b No. of midwives n (%) c Response rate n (%) d
Stockholm 5 28 932 (25.6) 413 (22.1) 191 (46.2)
Västra Götaland 6 19 279 (17.0) 312 (16.7) 174 (55.8)
Skåne 5 15 672 (13.8) 205 (11.0) 76 (37.1)
Östergötland 3 5 085 (4.5) 73 (3.9) 31 (42.5)
Uppsala 1 4 124 (3.6) 70 (3.8) 42 (60.0)
Jönköping 3 3 911 (3.4) 66 (3.5) 46 (69.7)
Halland 2 3 236 (2.8) 63 (3.4) 39 (61.9)
Örebro 1 3 208 (2.8) 65 (3.5) 44 (67.7)
Sörmland 1 3 010 (2.6) 65 (3.5) 14 (21.5)
Gävleborg 1 2 874 (2.5) 50 (2.7) 32 (64.0)
Västmanland 1 2 852 (2.5) 50 (2.7) 25 (50.0)
Västerbotten 2 2 835 (2.5) 49 (2.6) 38 (77.6)
Dalarna 1 2 819 (2.5) 65 (3.5) 34 (52.3)
Värmland 1 2 793 (2.5) 63 (3.4) 38 (60.3)
Kalmar 2 2 396 (2.1) 54 (2.9) 32 (59.3)
Västernorrland 2 2 382 (2.1) 35 (1.9) 24 (68.6)
Norrbotten 1 2 321 (2.1) 61 (3.3) 17 (27.9)
Kronoberg 2 2 089 (1.8) 36 (1.9) 21 (58.3)
Blekinge 1 1 522 (1.3) 25 (1.3) 17 (68.0)
Jämtland 1 1 271 (1.1) 35 (1.9) 12 (34.3)
Gotland 1 566 (0.5) 8 (0.4) 5 (62.5)
Total 43 113 177 (100) 1863 (100) 989 (100)
SCMe    43 37/40f (92.5)
  1. aAll counties in Sweden are presented (N = 21).
  2. bNumber of births 2012. Data from “Population in the country, counties and municipalities on 31/12/2012 and Population Change in 2012” [Internet] Statistics Sweden; 2012 (cited2014, February 4) http://www.scb.se/en_/Finding-statistics/Statistics-by-subject-area/Population/Population-composition/Population-statistics/Aktuell-Pong/25795/Yearly-statistics--Municipalities-Counties-and-the-whole-country/Population-in-the-country-counties-and-municipalities-on-31122012-and-Population-Change-in-2012/.
  3. cPresented as proportion of all midwives in antenatal care (n = 1863) (personal communication).
  4. dPresented as proportion of number of midwives in each county.
  5. eSenior Consultant Midwives.
  6. fThree Senior Consultant Midwives were excluded from participating in the study since they were authors of this article and did not respond the questionnaire. Thus, the denominator in this calculation is 40.