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Table 8 Women’s perceptions of postnatal 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
In hospital always treated with kindness
  n (%) 12616 (63.6) 203 (65.9) 325 (57.9) 345 (60.8) 75 (48.4) 94 (60.3) 397 (63.0) 698 (61.0)
  aOR (95% CI)* 1 1.12 (0.87-1.45) 0.81 (0.68-0.97) 0.86 (0.72-1.04) 0.50 (0.35-0.70) 0.84 (0.60-1.17) 0.92 (0.75-1.07) 0.87 (0.76-0.99)
After hospital discharge, help given when contacted MW
  n (%) 13282 (96.2) 216 (94.3) 390 (94.9) 405 (95.3) 109 (96.5) 102 (92.7) 416 (96.5) 822 (94.6)
  aOR (95% CI)* 1 0.60 (0.32-1.13) 0.80 (0.50-1.28) 0.83 (0.51-1.33) 0.96 (0.35-2.65) 0.54 (0.26-1.13) 1.10 (0.64-1.89) 0.72 (0.52-0.99)
Saw MW as much as wanted
  n (%) 15732 (78.1) 213 (69.8) 316 (56.6) 297 (52.4) 78 (50.6) 96 (60.8) 320 (52.1) 613 (53.0)
  aOR (95% CI)* 1 0.67 (0.52-0.88) 0.36 (0.30-0.43) 0.32 (0.27-0.38) 0.28 (0.20-0.39) 0.51 (0.36-0.71) 0.32 (0.27-0.37) 0.31 (0.27-0.35)
Enough information on emotional changes
  n (%) 15279 (80.1) 226 (77.4) 413 (77.1) 377 (69.7) 99 (67.3) 117 (76.5) 462 (77.6) 851 (78.1)
  aOR (95% CI)* 1 0.81 (0.60-1.08) 0.83 (0.67-1.03) 0.58 (0.48-0.71) 0.53 (0.37-0.76) 0.88 (0.59-1.29) 0.85 (0.69-1.05) 0.86 (0.73-1.00)
Postnatal overall rating good
  n (%) 18024 (88.7) 274 (86.7) 481 (84.5) 485 (82.6) 122 (76.7) 126 (79.7) 579 (89.8) 1010 (86.3)
  aOR (95% CI)* 1 0.79 (0.56-1.13) 0.67 (0.53-0.85) 0.61 (0.48-0.76) 0.42 (0.29-0.62) 0.54 (0.36-0.80) 1.06 (0.81-1.39) 0.75 (0.63-0.90)
  1. *Adjusted for woman’s age, parity, partner status, mode of delivery and prematurity. Figures in bold are statistically significant.