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Table 6 Incidence of normal labour and birth by planned place of birth

From: Birthplace in New South Wales, Australia: an analysis of perinatal outcomes using routinely collected data

Planned place of birth No. events/births Incidence of events/1000 Unadjusted OR Adjusted OR
All women
Total 117 447/257 888 45.5   
Hospital 106 869/242 715 44.0 1.00 1.00
Birth centre 9 948/14 377 69.2 2.79 (2.69-2.90) 3.51 (3.38-3.65)
Home birth 630/696 90.9 7.16 (5.86-8.76) 8.00 (6.46¬-9.90)
Women without complications at start of care in labour
Total 108 167/235 462 45.9   
Hospital 98 050/221 056 9 44.4 1.00 1.00
Birth centre 495/13 718 69.2 2.82 (2.72-2.93) 3.54 (3.41-3.69)
Home birth 622/688 90.4 6.98 (5.71-8.54) 7.82 (6.31-¬9.69)
  1. NB: Normal labour and birth – spontaneous labour, no epidural or spinal, general anaesthesia, forceps, vacuum extraction or episiotomy for the mother.