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Table 4 Factors associated with perceived sufficiency of postnatal contact (N = 3,724)

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

    Unadjusted Adjusted 1
  N % satisfied Odds ratio 95% CI Odds ratio 95% CI
Telephone calls received
 0 900 74.8 1   1  
 1 944 81.6 1.49*** 1.19-1.87 1.46** 1.16-1.84
 2 687 87.8 2.42*** 1.84-3.18 1.92*** 1.44-2.55
 3 359 93.6 4.93*** 3.15-7.72 3.53*** 2.23-5.58
 4 158 94.3 5.58*** 2.80-11.13 3.70*** 1.83-7.48
 5 120 96.7 9.78*** 3.57-26.80 5.84** 2.09-16.34
 6 or more 187 95.2 6.67*** 3.36-13.25 2.98** 1.42-6.28
 Missing 369 88.9 2.70*** 1.89-3.86 1.59* 1.07-2.38
Home visits received
 0 1062 74.9 1   1  
 1 659 84.1 1.77*** 1.38-2.28 1.64*** 1.26-2.14
 2 712 85.5 1.99*** 1.55-2.55 1.70*** 1.30-2.23
 3 460 92.2 3.96*** 2.74-5.71 2.84*** 1.93-4.19
 4 161 93.2 4.58*** 2.45-8.58 2.88** 1.51-5.52
 5 114 93.0 4.45*** 2.14-9.25 2.43* 1.14-5.20
 6 101 95.0 6.45*** 2.60-16.02 3.97** 1.55-10.21
 7 or more 176 96.6 9.52*** 4.17-21.73 5.48*** 2.28-13.18
 Missing 279 89.2 2.79*** 1.86-4.17 2.22*** 1.42-3.47
Length of hospital stay
 1-2 nights 1633 85.2 1    
 <24 hours 306 89.5 1.49* 1.01-2.20 1.05 0.70-1.58
 3-4 nights 1293 83.8 0.90 0.73-1.10 0.89 0.72-1.09
 5+ nights 492 82.3 0.81 0.62-1.06 0.82 0.62-1.08
Highest level of education
 No formal qualifications 65 70.8 1   1  
 Year 10/equivalent 468 82.5 1.94* 1.08-3.49 2.09* 1.12-3.91
 Year 12/equivalent 868 83.4 2.08* 1.18-3.65 2.24** 1.22-4.11
 Trade/diploma 1273 85.2 2.38** 1.37-4.16 2.51** 1.38-4.56
 University 1050 86.9 2.73*** 1.55-4.80 2.78** 1.52-5.10
Area of residence
 Major city 2153 83.7 1   1  
 Inner regional 850 84.8 1.09 0.87-1.35 1.28* 1.02-1.62
 Outer regional 609 88.0 1.43* 1.09-1.87 1.55** 1.13-2.12
 Remote 112 83.0 0.95 0.57-1.58 1.36 0.78-2.38
Distance travelled to birth
 <10 km 1541 85.8 1   1  
 10 – 50 km 1852 84.4 0.90 0.74-1.09 1.02 0.84-1.25
 50+ km 331 80.7 0.69* 0.51-0.94 0.77 0.54-1.09
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001.
  2. 1The model as a whole accounted for between 6.4% (Cox and Snell R square) and 11.1% (Nagelkerke R squared) of the total variance in satisfaction with amount of postnatal contact, and correctly classified 84.8% of cases.