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Table 2 Number of mothers and catchments in each service level a

From: The safety of Canadian rural maternity services: a multi-jurisdictional cohort analysis

Service level Alberta (n = 70,037) Alberta Number of catchments in each service level British Columbia (n = 61,991) British Columbia number of catchments in each service level Nova Scotia (n = 18,769) Nova Scotia number of catchments in each service level Total (n = 150,797)
1 322 4 601 14   955
2 1339 11 623 20 99 ^ 2070
3 3082 34 1892 23 1772 ^ 7024
4 7126 17 2976 11   14947
5 22666 30 6814 13 993 2 33000
6 4463 4 7206 7   17022
7 302 1 2778 2 440 1 3543
8 30737 6 39101 16 15465 6 85548
  1. aDataset excludes multiples, congenital anomalies, planned homebirths, and accidental out of hospital births ^ In Nova Scotia actual residence by address data was available so travel time calculations were made for individual women, rather than entire catchments