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Table 7 Postnatal care received 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
PN stay 3 days or more
  n (%) 5658 (28.5) 102 (32.8) 206 (36.6) 190 (33.8) 51 (32.5) 50 (32.1) 242 (38.5) 381 (33.1)
  aOR (95% CI)* 1 1.15 (0.87-1.51) 1.41 (1.17-1.70) 1.47 (1.21-1.79) 1.27 (0.88-1.83) 1.13 (0.78-1.65) 1.63 (1.36-1.96) 1.16 (1.01-1.34)
Felt length of stay too long/short vs about right
  n (%) 5342 (27.4) 76 (25.3) 177 (32.7) 189 (34.9) 42 (29.0) 48 (32.0) 170 (28.6) 311 (28.7)
  aOR (95% CI)* 1 0.85 (0.64-1.12) 1.28 (1.06-1.55) 1.35 (1.12-1.63) 1.13 (0.78-1.63) 1.22 (0.85-1.74) 1.08 (0.89-1.31) 1.06 (0.92-1.23)
Baby put to breast at least once
  n (%) 16763 (81.8) 290 (92.1) 563 (97.9) 538 (91.2) 156 (98.1) 150 (94.3) 611 (95.2) 1144 (96.8)
  aOR (95% CI)* 1 3.32 (2.12-5.18) 12.65 (7.01-22.84) 3.64 (2.67-4.95) 17.49 (5.40-56.62) 7.90 (3.69-16.88) 6.75 (4.48-10.16) 8.13 (5.67-11.67)
Baby was fed by any breast milk vs only formula milk in the first few days
  n (%) 15667 (76.7) 279 (88.9) 530 (92.2) 475 (80.5) 141 (88.7) 144 (90.6) 592 (92.5) 1071 (90.8)
  aOR (95% CI)* 1 3.14 (2.11-4.68) 4.12 (2.96-5.71) 1.93 (1.53-2.43) 3.23 (1.88-5.55) 5.19 (2.89-9.33) 5.27 (3.78-7.36) 3.45 (2.75-4.33)
Generally had consistent advice from midwives and others
  n (%) 15230 (77.9) 248 (82.4) 472 (83.0) 479 (83.4) 120 (77.9) 132 (85.2) 563 (91.0) 998 (86.3)
  aOR (95% CI)* 1 1.21 (0.88-1.67) 1.37 (1.09-1.72) 1.22 (0.97-1.54) 0.84 (0.56-1.25) 1.54 (0.97-2.42) 2.63 (1.96-3.52) 1.82 (1.51-2.18)
Given breast feeding support
  n (%) 16983 (85.9) 258 (85.1) 478 (84.3) 482 (84.9) 130 (83.3) 128 (83.7) 561 (90.5) 1029 (88.8)
  aOR (95% CI)* 1 0.90 (0.64-1.26) 0.87 (0.68-1.10) 0.94 (0.73-1.20) 0.80 (0.51-1.24) 0.88 (0.56-1.38) 1.55 (1.17-2.07) 1.28 (1.05-1.56)
Feeding advice received
  n (%) 15421 (87.4) 232 (84.1) 449 (83.8) 423 (80.9) 117 (81.3) 122 (83.6) 496 (85.7) 933 (87.2)
  aOR (95% CI)* 1 0.75 (0.53-1.07) 0.76 (0.60-0.98) 0.70 (0.55-0.89) 0.68 (0.44-1.05) 0.90 (0.57-1.42) 0.93 (0.73-1.20) 0.95 (0.78-1.15)
Information on recovery after birth
  n (%) 16218 (82.0) 247 (80.5) 462 (83.4) 450 (79.9) 126 (81.3) 124 (80.5) 548 (87.5) 967 (85.4)
  aOR (95% CI)* 1 0.88 (0.65-1.18) 1.07 (0.85-1.36) 0.80 (0.64-0.99) 0.87 (0.57-1.32) 0.92 (0.61-1.40) 1.41 (1.09-1.82) 1.29 (1.08-1.55)
> = 5 MW visits
  n (%) 4961 (24.8) 60 (20.1) 124 (22.3) 111 (19.9) 22 (13.8) 31 (19.5) 115 (18.5) 259 (22.8)
  aOR (95% CI)* 1 0.76 (0.57-1.03) 0.84 (0.69-1.04) 0.80 (0.64-0.99) 0.46 (0.29-0.73) 0.70 (0.47-1.06) 0.64 (0.52-0.80) 0.89 (0.77-1.04)
Given information/explanations needed
  n (%) 10403 (52.4) 172 (55.5) 299 (52.8) 297 (52.8) 75 (48.4) 88 (56.4) 393 (62.2) 637 (55.2)
  aOR (95% CI)* 1 1.10 (0.86-1.40) 1.02 (0.86-1.21) 0.91 (0.76-1.09) 0.77 (0.55-1.08) 1.07 (0.77-1.50) 1.38 (1.16-1.65) 1.09 (0.96-1.24)
Had postnatal check
  n (%) 18096 (89.2) 279 (89.1) 499 (88.6) 469 (79.8) 122 (77.2) 127 (81.9) 566 (88.4) 1030 (87.8)
  aOR (95% CI)* 1 1.09 (0.73-1.61) 0.95 (0.72-1.24) 0.53 (0.42-0.66) 0.44 (0.30-0.66) 0.62 (0.40-0.94) 0.98 (0.76-1.26) 0.87 (0.72-1.06)
  1. *Adjusted for woman’s age, parity, partner status and prematurity. Figures in bold are statistically significant.