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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the sample by UPNCS implementation

From: A call for better care: the impact of postnatal contact services on women’s parenting confidence and experiences of postpartum care in Queensland, Australia

  UPNCS implementation   Total sample (N = 3,724)
  Not UPNCS-funded (N = 1,647) UPNCS-funded (N = 2,077) χ 2(df), p
  N (%) N (%) N (%)
Maternal age (years)
 <20 50 (3.0%) 76 (3.7%) 17.951 (6), 0.006 126 (3.4%)
 20 – 24 237 (14.4%) 364 (17.5%) 601 (16.1%)
 25 – 29 496 (30.1%) 659 (31.7%) 1155 (31.0%)
 30 – 34 478 (29.0%) 525 (25.3%) 1003 (26.9%)
 35 – 39 262 (15.9%) 277 (13.3%) 539 (14.5%)
 40 + 51 (3.1%) 65 (3.1%) 116 (3.1%)
 Missing 73 (4.4%) 111 (5.3%) 184 (4.9%)
Parity
 Primiparous 745 (45.2%) 926 (44.6%) 0.157 (1), 0.692 1671 (44.9%)
 Multiparous 902 (54.8%) 1151 (55.4%) 2053 (55.1%)
Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identification
 No 1615 (98.1%) 2009 (96.7%) 6.228 (1), 0.013 3624 (97.3%)
 Yes 32 (1.9%) 68 (3.3%) 100 (2.7%)
English spoken at home
 No 14 (0.9%) 4 (0.2%) 8.254 (1), 0.004 18 (0.5%)
 Yes 1633 (99.1%) 2073 (99.8%) 3706 (99.5%)
Highest level of education
 No formal qualifications 30 (1.8%) 35 (1.7%) 37.698 (4), 0.000 65 (1.7%)
 Year 10 or equivalent 189 (11.5%) 279 (13.4%) 468 (12.6%)
 Year 12 or equivalent 388 (23.6%) 480 (23.1%) 868 (23.3%)
 Trade/diploma 500 (30.4%) 773 (37.2%) 1273 (34.2%)
 University 540 (32.8%) 510 (24.6%) 1050 (28.2%)
Area of residence
 Major city 1304 (79.2%) 849 (40.9%) 579.910 (3), 0.000 2153 (57.8%)
 Inner regional 237 (14.4%) 613 (29.5%) 850 (22.8%)
 Outer regional 89 (5.4%) 520 (25.0%) 609 (16.4%)
 Remote 17 (1.0%) 95 (4.6%) 112 (3.0%)
Distance travelled to birth
 <10 km 597 (36.2%) 944 (45.5%) 103.230 (2), 0.000 1541 (41.4%)
 10 – 50 km 961 (58.3%) 891 (42.9%) 1852 (49.7%)
 50+ km 89 (5.4%) 242 (11.7%) 331 (8.9%)
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