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Table 4 Perceptions of antenatal care by ethnicity

From: Experiencing maternity care: the care received and perceptions of women from different ethnic groups

  White Mixed Indian Pakistani Bangladeshi Black Caribbean Black African Other ethnicity
Always given help needed by MW        
  n (%) 10852 (72.8) 165 (73.0) 294 (69.2) 306 (66.4) 70 (61.4) 72 (64.9) 305 (71.8) 588 (67.8)
  aOR (95% CI)* 1 1.06 (0.77-1.47) 0.85 (0.68-1.06) 0.79 (0.65-0.98) 0.61 (0.41-0.90) 0.72 (0.48-1.09) 0.86 (0.69-1.08) 0.81 (0.70-0.95)
Always spoken to in a way you could understand       
  n (%) 17216 (84.2) 249 (79.8) 471 (81.5) 444 (76.4) 122 (78.7) 127 (78.9) 522 (80.9) 887 (75.9)
  aOR (95% CI)* 1 0.89 (0.65-1.21) 0.87 (0.70-1.10) 0.71 (0.57-0.87) 0.77 (0.51-1.15) 0.78 (0.52-1.17) 0.81 (0.65-1.01) 0.59 (0.51-0.69)
Always involved enough in decisions        
  n (%) 15102 (74.7) 226 (73.9) 398 (70.2) 363 (65.2) 84 (56.4) 110 (70.1) 438 (69.6) 782 (68.9)
  aOR (95% CI)* 1 1.09 (0.83-1.44) 0.80 (0.66-0.97) 0.64 (0.53-0.77) 0.44 (0.31-0.63) 0.82 (0.58-1.17) 0.79 (0.66-0.96) 0.75 (0.65-0.86)
AN choice of place of birth        
  n (%) 15635 (84.8) 230 (80.1) 434 (81.6) 356 (70.4) 114 (78.1) 118 (81.9) 444 (75.4) 896 (81.6)
  aOR (95% CI)* 1 0.90 (0.66-1.24) 0.87 (0.68-1.10) 0.49 (0.40-0.61) 0.72 (0.47-1.09) 0.97 (0.62-1.53) 0.62 (0.51-0.77) 0.80 (0.68-0.95)
Good antenatal care overall rating       
  n (%) 18969 (92.7) 284 (89.3) 529 (91.5) 515 (87.1) 143 (87.7) 139 (86.9) 610 (93.7) 1084 (91.2)
  aOR (95% CI)* 1 0.70 (0.48-1.02) 0.90 (0.65-1.23) 0.54 (0.42-0.70) 0.59 (0.36-0.98) 0.63 (0.39-1.01) 1.17 (0.83-1.64) 0.80 (0.64-0.99)
  1. *Adjusted for woman’s age, parity, partner status and mode of delivery. Figures in bold are statistically significant.