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Table 4 Characteristics of women giving birth in secondary care assisted by a midwife and of the hospitals

From: The role of hospital midwives in the Netherlands

   midwife 'catching the baby': (%)
background variables   1998 2007
all births in secondary care   8.3 26.1
Age < 20 yr 10.1 31.7
  20-40 yr 8.3 26.1
  ≥ 40 yr 6.6 22.5
Parity 0 6.5 21.8
  1 9.7 27.5
  2+ 10.1 30.5
cultural/ethnic background western 8.2 26.1
  non-western 8.9 26.2
gestational age 37-< 42 8.9 27.2
  32-< 37 6.7 23.2
  < 32 3.0 10.4
Hospital academic hospital 9.3 24.7
  teaching hospital (not academic) 2.2 17.1
  non-teaching non-academic 11.3 36.1