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Table 3 Autopsy rate by maternal and pregnancy characteristics

From: Low autopsy acceptance after stillbirth in a disadvantaged French district: a mixed methods study

  Total Women N = 151 Autopsy Accepted (n) Autopsy accepted (%) P value*
Age n(%)
 < 25 years 26 13 50.0 0.464
 25–35 years 85 32 37.6  
 ≥ 35 years 39 14 35.9  
Parity n(%)
 Nullipare 57 28 49.1 0.055
 Multipare 93 31 33.3  
Multiple birth
 No 140 57 40.7 0.203
 Yes 11 2 18.2  
Country of birth n(%)
 France 53 21 39.6 0.045
 Other Europe 6 6 100.0  
 Northern Africa 22 4 18.2  
 Sub-Saharan Africa 34 12 35.3  
 Other countries 21 11 52.4  
Level of education
 No schooling/primary only 4 1 25.0 0.823
 Lower secondary 10 3 30.0  
 Higher secondary 20 5 25.0  
 Tertiary 20 8 40.0  
Insurance coverage
 French social security 88 33 37.5 0.456
 Gvt subsidised/emergency 31 9 29.0  
 None 10 5 50.0  
Family situation
 In a couple 113 43 38.1 0.848
 Single mother 25 9 36.0  
Language barrier in medical records
 Language barrier not mentioned 127 48 37.8 0.28
 Noted 22 11 50.0  
Smoking during pregnancy
 No 121 45 37.2 0.527
 Yes 13 6 46.2  
Body Mass Index
 Underweight (< 18.5) 4 1 25.0 0.951
 Normal weight (18.5–24.9) 62 26 41.9  
 Overweight (24–29.9) 33 13 39.4  
 Obese (30+) 30 13 43.3  
 Previous miscarriage 36 16 44.4  
 Previous stillbirth 8 3 37.5  
Pregnancy complications
 Hypertensive disorders 19 6 31.6  
 Fetal growth restriction 23 12 52.2 0.364+
 Preterm rupture of membranes 22 7 31.8 0.486+
 Preterm Labor 28 8 28.6 0.283+
  1. NOTE *Chi Square or Fisher’s exact test. + compared to women without this complication