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Table 3 Associations between sector of birth and postpartum care

From: Beyond the hospital door: a retrospective, cohort study of associations between birthing in the public or private sector and women’s postpartum care

  Public facility % (N) Private facility1 % (N) Adj OR (99%CI)2
Length of hospital stay    
<24 hours 8.2 (308) 0.2 (5) 5.60 (1.69-18.50)***
1-2 nights 43.6 (1635) 4.5 (121) 1
3-4 nights 35.0 (1313) 55.4 (1487) 0.07 (0.05-0.09)***
5+ nights 13.2 (495) 39.9 (1069) 0.03 (0.03-0.05)***
Received a telephone call from a care provider   
No 42.4 (1634) 82.7 (2218) 1
Yes 56.4 (2117) 17.3 (464) 6.28 (5.30 - 7.44)***
Visited at home by a care provider   
No 33.1 (1243) 93.6 (2510) 1
Yes 66.9 (2508) 6.4 (172) 34.23 (26.93 – 43.50)**
Visited a nurse or midwife    
No 80.7 (3072) 75.8 (2034) 1
Yes 19.3 (724) 24.2 (648) 0.72 (0.60 – 0.84)***
Visited a GP    
No 49.3 (1849) 83.6 (2243) 1
Yes 50.7 (1902) 16.4 (439) 5.57 (4.68 – 6.63)***
Access to 24-hour support    
No 16.5 (673) 19.5 (566) 1
Yes 83.5 (3397) 80.5 (2337) 1.30 (1.08 – 1.58)***
  1. **p < .01, ***p < .001.
  2. 1Private sector is the referent category.
  3. 2adjusted for age, parity, level of education, country of birth, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identification and area of residence.