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Table 1 Questionnaire indexes

From: Do experiences with pregnancy, birth and postnatal care in Norway vary by the women’s geographic origin? a comparison of cross-sectional survey results

Care phases (Service level) Indexes/Scales No of items Meana SD
Pregnancy (Municipal)
  Check-ups by a general practitioner 5 76.3 21.6
Check-ups by a midwife 5 88.0 15.5
Ultrasound scan (performed in specialized health services) 2 78.3 20.8
Information during pregnancy care 6 66.6 21.1
Birth (Specialized)
  Personal relationships in the delivery ward 3 81.0 18.7
Resources and organization in the delivery ward 7 76.0 17.7
Attention to partner in the delivery ward 2 84.2 18.0
Postnatal stay (Specialized)
  Personal relationships during your postnatal stay 3 76.8 20.2
Resources and organization during your postnatal stay 6 65.6 20.9
Attention to partner during your postnatal stay 2 74.3 24.0
Information about women’s health during your postnatal stay 2 58.3 26.2
Information and guidance about your child during your postnatal stay 4 67.2 24.1
Public health clinic (Municipal)
  Personal relationships in the public health clinic 3 76.8 20.2
Resources and organization in the public health clinic 3 79.9 16.3
Information about women’s health in the public health clinic 2 56.7 25.9
Information about your child in the public health clinic 4 75.3 17.9
  1. Care phase, health service level and scale properties. N = 4904
  2. a Transformed linearly from a 1–5 scale to a 0–100 scale; high scores are favourable