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Table 3 The factors which might influence the birthplace decision, ‘a lot’ and ‘none’ responses

From: An exploration of influences on women’s birthplace decision-making in New Zealand: a mixed methods prospective cohort within the Evaluating Maternity Units study

Influencing Factor PMU (%) TMH (%) p value
A lot None A lot None (Chi-Square 95% CI)
Closeness to home* 47 15 20 43 <0.0001
Ease of getting there* 49 10 18 40 <0.0001
Experiences of other women I heard about* 34 23 16 30 <0.0001
My own previous birth experience(s) 37 13 39 16 0.225
Availability of specialist services there* 8 67 91 2 <0.0001
The atmosphere or ‘feel’ of the unit* 55 8 12 44 <0.0001
Confidence in the hospital staff there* 39 18 59 12 <0.0001
Things I read/heard in local media 7 70 4 75 0.270
The internet* 3 87 0 95 0.006
My beliefs about labour and birth 46 22 36 27 0.105
My general or early pregnancy health* 39 27 14 56 <0.0001
  1. *Statistically different.