Skip to main content

Table 3 Variables of perceptions of childbirth care by Overall childbirth experience, n = 898

From: Associations between perceptions of care and women’s childbirth experience: a population-based cross-sectional study in Rwanda

Quality care variable Total (n = 898) Overall childbirth experience 8–10 (n = 696) p-value
I had confidence in the medical skills of the staff during childbirth
 Totally disagree 8 3 (37.5%)  
 Mostly disagree 21 7 (33.3%)  
 Mostly agree 357 231 (64.7%)  
 Totally agree 498 444 (89.1%) <.0001
I got information on what was happening during childbirth
 Totally disagree 14 5 (35.7%)  
 Mostly disagree 79 40 (50.6%)  
 Mostly agree 390 273 (70.0%)  
 Totally agree 403 367 (91.1%) <.0001
The health care staff treated me with respect during childbirth
 Totally disagree 20 4 (20.0%)  
 Mostly disagree 24 7 (29.2.%)  
 Mostly agree 368 251 (68.2%)  
 Totally agree 474 423 (89.2%) <.0001
I got the pain relief I needed during childbirth
 Totally disagree 31 17 (54.8%)  
 Mostly disagree 133 94 (70.7%)  
 Mostly agree 376 275 (73.1%)  
 Totally agree 346 299 (86.4%) <.0001
I got the support from the health care providers that I needed during childbirth
 Totally disagree 10 2 (20.0%)  
 Mostly disagree 37 13 (35.1%)  
 Mostly agree 431 302 (70.1%)  
 Totally agree 407 368 (90.4%) <.0001
The health care providers helped me to start breastfeeding
 Totally disagree 160 118 (73.7%)  
 Mostly disagree 198 141 (71.1%)  
 Mostly agree 201 148 (73.6%)  
 Totally agree 326 277 (84.9%) 0.0006
I had my baby skin to skin after birth
 No, baby not skin to skin 248 161 (64.9%)  
 Yes, baby skin to skin 638 524 (82.1%) <.0001