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Table 4 Effect of geographic origin on the mean scores for municipal services

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

  Unadjusted Adjusteda
     95% CI     95% CI
  Estimate Std. error Sig. Lower bound Upper bound Estimate Std. error Sig. Lower bound Upper bound
Check-up by a general practitioner
 Norway (reference value) - - - - - - - - - -
 Western Europe, North-America, Oceania −4.81 1.65 .004 −8.04 −1.58 −4.88 1.63 .003 −8.09 −1.68
 Eastern Europe 0.09 1.55 .955 −2.95 3.13 2.04 1.55 .188 −1.00 5.08
 Asia, Turkey, Africa, South-America 0.84 1.40 .547 −1.91 3.60 1.12 1.41 .427 −1.65 3.89
Check-up by a midwife
 Norway (reference value) - - - - - - - - - -
 Western Europe, North-America, Oceania −2.34 1.11 .036 −4.52 −0.16 −2.32 1.11 .037 −4.49 −0.14
 Eastern Europe −4.10 1.08 .000 −6.22 −1.99 −3.44 1.08 .001 −5.56 −1.32
 Asia, Turkey, Africa, South-America −4.61 0.97 .000 −6.51 −2.71 −4.11 0.98 .000 −6.03 −2.20
Information during pregnancy care
 Norway (reference value) - - - - - - - - - -
 Western Europe, North-America, Oceania −5.73 1.46 .000 −8.59 −2.87 −5.38 1.45 .000 −8.23 −2.54
 Eastern Europe 1.59 1.36 .243 −1.08 4.26 3.05 1.37 .025 0.38 5.73
 Asia, Turkey, Africa, South-America 2.72 1.22 .026 0.32 5.12 2.66 1.23 .031 0.25 5.08
Personal relationships in the public health clinic
 Norway (reference value) - - - - - - - - - -
 Western Europe, North-America, Oceania −0.75 1.07 .483 −2.84 1.34 −0.61 1.06 .568 −2.69 1.48
 Eastern Europe −2.61 1.01 .010 −4.59 −0.63 −1.83 1.02 .072 −3.82 0.16
 Asia, Turkey, Africa, South-America −2.24 0.91 .014 −4.03 −0.45 −1.64 0.92 .075 −3.45 0.17
Information about women’s health in the public health clinic
 Norway (reference value) - - - - - - - - - -
 Western Europe, North-America, Oceania −3.56 1.77 .044 −7.03 −0.09 −3.01 1.76 .087 −6.47 0.44
 Eastern Europe 2.62 1.67 .118 −0.66 5.90 4.56 1.68 .007 1.27 7.85
 Asia, Turkey, Africa, South-America 4.96 1.51 .001 2.01 7.92 5.35 1.52 .000 2.37 8.33
Information about your child in the public health clinic
 Norway (reference value) - - - - - - - - - -
 Western Europe, North-America, Oceania −2.40 1.22 .049 −4.79 −0.01 −1.75 1.21 .148 −4.12 0.62
 Eastern Europe 1.82 1.15 .113 −0.43 4.08 3.23 1.15 .005 0.97 5.49
 Asia, Turkey, Africa, South-America 4.73 1.04 .000 2.69 6.76 4.57 1.04 .000 2.53 6.61
Resources and organisation in the public health clinic
 Norway (reference value) - - - - - - - - - -
 Western Europe, North-America, Oceania −0.95 1.11 .391 −3.13 1.22 −0.73 1.11 .509 −2.90 1.44
 Eastern Europe −2.54 1.05 .015 −4.60 −0.49 −1.57 1.05 .136 −3.64 0.49
 Asia, Turkey, Africa, South-America −0.69 0.95 .465 −2.56 1.17 −0.45 0.96 .642 −2.33 1.44
  1. Scale 0–100; high scores are favourable. Multiple linear regression
  2. a: Adjusted for age, parity, self rated health, education, epidural/spinal anaesthesia in vaginal delivery, and caesarean section