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Table 1 Summary of dietetic staffing levels and service types in Australian maternal health hospitals

From: Nutrition and maternal health: a mapping of Australian dietetic services

Category of births/year Births/year (mean ± SD (median)) Hospitals (n) State/Territory Hospital location Number beds
(AN;PN) (n)
Maternal health dietetic FTE (n)
> 5000 6300 ± 1591 (6000) 11 1 New South Wales
3 Queensland
5 Victoria
2 Western Australia
11 metropolitan Mean AN = 28.4 ± 16.5 (n = 9)
Median = AN 30
Range = 3–50
N/A = 2
Mean PN = 42.3 ± 17.6
Median PN = 41.5
Range = 20–76
N/A = 1
AN/PNa = 170 (n = 1)
Mean = 1.3 ± 1.6
Median = 0.2
Range = 0–4
3500–5000 4100 ± 572.8
(3950)
12 2 Australian Capital Territory
3 New South Wales
2 Queensland
2 Victoria
2 South Australia
1 Western Australia
10 metropolitan
1 regional
1 N/A
Mean AN = 30 ± 18.2 (n = 11)
Median AN = 15.5
Range = 4–35
Mean PN = 38 ± 23.6
Median PN = 32
Range = 25–100
AN/PNa = 30 (n = 1)
Mean = 1.1 ± 1.3
Median = 0.65
Range = 0–2.8
< 3500 1300 ± 1012.6 (1300) 20 6 New South Wales
6 Queensland
1 Victoria
1 South Australia
3 Tasmania
3 Western Australia
5 metropolitan
9 regional
6 rural
Mean AN = 13.8 ± 16.0 (n = 17)
Median AN = 5
Mean PN = 16.4 ± 13.4
Median PN =15
AN/PNa: 13, 32 (n = 2)
5 country health beds (n = 1)
Mean = 0.6 ± 0.6 (n = 14)
Median = 0.3
Range = 0–2
N/A (n = 2)
Included in part of general funding (n = 4)
  1. AN antenatal, N/A not available, PN postnatal
  2. a combined AN & PN service