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Table 3 Population characteristics by jurisdiction (2003/2004 to 2007/2008)

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

Characteristics No. (%) of women from AB No. (%) of women from BC No. (%) of women from NS
n = 70,037 n = 61,991 n = 18,769
Age <18 1618 (2.3) 1256 (2.0) 413 (2.2)
>35 5127 (7.3) 8866 (14.3) 2387 (12.7)
Multiparious 41730 (59.6) 35089 (56.6) 10656 (56.8)
Prior stillbirth 756 (1.1) 483 (0.8) 145 (0.8)
Prior neonatal death 393 (0.6) 285 (0.5) 63 (0.3)
Hypertension (pre-existing & gestational) 3754 (5.4) 3581 (5.8) 1439 (7.7)
Diabetes (pre-existing & gestational) 2325 (3.3) 2151 (3.5) 877 (4.7)