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Table 4 Hierarchical multivariate logisitic regression to assess factors associated with satisfaction with the amount of postpartum contact 1

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

  Step 22 Step 33 Step 44
  AOR 99%CI AOR 99%CI AOR 99%CI
Sector of birth facility       
Private facility 1   1   1  
Public facility 2.10 1.76-2.52*** 1.10 0.83-1.37 0.95 0.78-1.31
Length of hospital stay       
<24 hours -   1.26 0.74-2.18 1.22 0.71-2.11
1-2 nights -   1   1  
3-4 nights -   0.98 0.78-1.28 1.04 0.81-1.33
5+ nights -   1.05 0.79-1.39 1.07 0.80-1.43
Telephoned by a care provider     
No -   1   1  
Yes -   1.82 1.48-2.23*** 1.79 1.46-2.19***
Visited at home by a care provider     
No -   1   1  
Yes -   2.26 1.79-2.86*** 2.47 1.95-3.13***
Access to contact for 24 hour support      
No -   1   1  
Yes -   3.65 3.01-4.42*** 3.64 3.00-4.42***
Visited a nurse/midwife       
No -   -   1  
Yes -   -   1.93 1.52-2.44***
Visited a GP       
No -   -   1  
Yes -   -   1.24 1.01-1.52**
  1. **p < .01, ***p < .001.
  2. 1Step 1(not shown) simultaneously adjusted for age, parity, level of education, country of birth, Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identification, and area of residence.
  3. 2Step 2 adjusted for sector of birth.
  4. 3Step 3 adjusted for initiatives proactively delivered by health services (length of hospital stay, being telephoned by a care provider, visited at home by a care provider and being given contact details of someone to contact at any time).
  5. 4Step 4 adjusted for initiatives undertaken by women (visiting a midwife or nurse and visiting a GP).