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Table 2 Results related to postmortem contact and linking objects, cross-tabulated by gestational age

From: Care quality following intrauterine death in Spanish hospitals: results from an online survey

   Gestational age (weeks)  
Total (n = 796) 16–19 (n = 128) 20–25 (n = 193) 26–33 (n = 151) ≥ 34 (n = 324)    
n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) χ2, p* Cramér’s V
Postmortem contact
 Mother saw the baby 421 (52.9) 37 (28.9) 66 (34.2) 78 (51.7) 240 (74.1) 115.06, p < 0.001 .380
 Father/partner saw the baby[1] 469 (58.9) 33 (25.8) 62 (32.1) 104 (68.9) 270 (83.3) 201.34, p < 0.001 .503
 Family member/ friend saw the baby[1] 276 (34.7) 14 (10.9) 33 (17.1) 45 (29.8) 184 (56.8) 129.70, p < 0.001 .404
 Mother touched or held the baby 323 (41.3) 16 (12.5) 46 (24.1) 56 (37.8) 205 (65.1) 141.34, p < 0.001 .425
 Mother held the baby 275 (35.1) 10 (7.8) 39 (20.4) 47 (31.5) 179 (56.6) 125.17, p < 0.001 .400
Linking objects
 At least one linking object 242 (30.4) 17 (13.3) 38 (19.7) 42 (27.8) 145 (44.8) 60.21, p < 0.001 .275
 Have a photograph 97 (12.2) 7 (5.5) 10 (5.2) 21 (13.9) 59 (18.2) 25.65, p < 0.001 .180
Postmortem contact & linking objects
 Postmortem contact &1 or more linking obj. 198 (24.9) 11 (8.6) 25 (13.0) 33 (21.9) 129 (39.8) 72.77, p < 0.001 .301
 No postmortem contact or linking object 331 (41.6) 85 (66.4) 114 (59.1) 64 (42.4) 68 (21.0) 113.37, p < 0.001 .377
  1. *Pearson’s Chi-squared, significance level set at p <0.05
  2. [1]Data on partners and family members (e.g. seeing/holding) is based on the mother’s testimony