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Table 5 Factors associated with perceived quality of postnatal care (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 % high quality Odds ratio 95% CI Odds ratio 95% CI
Telephone calls received
 0 900 38.3 1   1  
 1 944 43.6 1.25* 1.03-1.50 1.26* 1.04-1.52
 2 687 49.6 1.59*** 1.30-1.94 1.54*** 1.25-1.90
 3 359 58.5 2.27*** 1.77-2.91 2.17**** 1.67-2.81
 4 158 57.6 2.19*** 1.55-3.08 2.07*** 1.45-2.97
 5 120 58.3 2.25*** 1.53-3.32 1.97** 1.30-2.97
 6 or more 187 67.9 3.41*** 2.44-4.76 2.30*** 1.57-3.37
 Missing 369 54.2 1.90*** 1.49-2.43 1.66*** 1.26-2.19
Home visits received
 0 1062 43.8 1   1  
 1 659 42.6 0.95 0.78-1.16 0.86 0.70-1.06
 2 712 44.1 1.01 0.84-1.23 0.85 0.69-1.04
 3 460 53.7 1.49*** 1.20-1.86 1.14 0.89-1.45
 4 161 54.7 1.55* 1.11-2.16 1.10 0.77-1.57
 5 114 55.3 1.59* 1.08-2.34 1.09 0.72-1.65
 6 101 71.3 3.19*** 2.04-4.99 2.16** 1.34-3.48
 7 or more 176 68.2 2.75*** 1.96-3.86 1.71** 1.16-2.52
 Missing 279 52.3 1.41* 1.08-1.84 1.10 0.82-1.48
Length of hospital stay
 <24 hours 1633 48.5 1   1  
 1-2 nights 306 61.4 1.69*** 1.32-2.17 1.33* 1.02-1.73
 3-4 nights 1293 46.2 0.91 0.79-1.06 0.95 0.82-1.11
 5+ nights 492 44.3 0.85 0.69-1.04 0.85 0.68-1.05
Maternal age (years)
 <20 126 38.1 1   1  
 20 – 24 601 42.6 1.21 0.81-1.79 1.20 0.79-1.80
 25 – 29 1155 47.2 1.45 1.00-2.12 1.42 0.95-2.10
 30 – 34 1003 51.6 1.74** 1.19-2.54 1.66* 1.11-2.47
 35 – 39 539 52.9 1.82** 1.23-2.71 1.68* 1.10-2.56
 40 + 116 49.1 1.57 0.94-2.62 1.37 0.80-2.35
 Missing 184 47.3 1.46 0.92-2.31 1.35 0.83-2.18
Parity
 Primiparous 1671 44.3 1   1  
 Multiparous 2053 51.4 1.33*** 1.17-1.52 1.30*** 1.12-1.51
Area of residence
 Major city 2153 46.5 1   1  
 Inner regional 850 46.4 0.99 0.85-1.16 1.06 0.89-1.25
 Outer regional 609 57.6 1.56*** 1.30-1.87 1.59*** 1.27-1.91
 Remote 112 43.8 0.89 0.61-1.31 1.11 0.73-1.68
Distance travelled to birth
 <10 km 1541 48.9 1   1  
 10 – 50 km 1852 48.6 0.99 0.86-1.13 1.02 0.89-1.18
 50+ km 331 42.9 0.78* 0.62-1.00 0.71* 0.55-0.93
  1. *p < 0.05, **p < 0.01, ***p < 0.001.
  2. 1The model as a whole accounted for between 5.6% (Cox and Snell R square) and 7.4% (Nagelkerke R squared) of the total variance in perceived quality of postnatal care, and correctly classified 59.2% of cases.