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Table 2 Transfer rates for women opting for MLU care from 2008 to 2013 by timepoint for transfer parity, and year, n = 3,884

From: Midwife-led maternity care in Ireland – a retrospective cohort study

Transfer timepoint Year 2008 Year 2009 Year 2010 Year 2011 Year 2012 Year 2013 Total n = 3,884 p-value a
n = 594 n = 564 n = 668 n = 631 n = 705 n = 722
Antenatal transfer, % 49.5 33.9 31.7 33.9 36.5 39.3 37.4 0.022
Primiparous women 59.8 46.8 46.4 41.6 46.6 51.4 47.8  
Multiparous women 47.5 30.8 26.8 29.6 27.6 31.5 32.6  
Intrapartum transfer, % 4.5 16.0 17.1 16.0 15.7 14.0 14.0 <0.001
Primiparous women 9.3 25.7 25.0 27.0 22.6 22.1 22.8  
Multiparous women 3.6 13.6 14.4 9.9 9.8 8.8 10.0  
Postpartum transfer, % 0 0.5 1.0 0.2 1.4 0.3 0.6 0. 247
Primiparous women 0 0 1.2 0 1.2 0.4 0.6  
Multiparous women 0 0.7 1.0 0.2 1.6 0.2 0.6  
No transfer, % 46.0 49.6 50.1 49.9 46.4 46.5 48.0 0. 562
Primiparous women 30.9 27.5 27.4 31.4 29.6 26.1 28.7  
Multiparous women 48.9 54.9 57.8 60.2 61.0 59.4 56.7  
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