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Table 2 Birth plan presentation by hospital and reasons for non-presentation

From: Birth plan presentation to hospitals and its relation to obstetric outcomes and selected pain relief methods during childbirth

   Hospital  
  #1 #2 #3 #4 #5  
Total n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%) p
Birth plan was presented N = 422 (%) 50 (11.8) 59 (14) 111 (26.3) 91 (21.6) 111 (26.3) 0.014a
 Yes 216 (51.2) 26 (52) 28 (47.5) 43 (38.7) 56 (61.5) * 63 (56.8)  
 No 206 (48.8) 24 (48) 31 (52.5) 68 (61.3) 35 (38.5) 48 (43.2)  
Women’s reasons for not presenting a birth plan N = 206 (%) 24 (11.7) 31 (15) 68 (33) 35 (17) 48 (23.3) 0.19b
 I didn’t think it was necessary 11 (5.3) 3 (12.5) 0 (0) 3 (4.4) 3 (8.6) 2 (4.2)  
 I forgot 28 (13.6) 2 (8.3) 8 (25.8) 9 (13.2) 7 (20) 2 (4.2)  
 Nurse-midwives didn’t ask me for it 126 (61.2) 14 (58.3) 20 (64.5) 47 (69.1) 18 (51.4) 27 (56.2)  
 Other causes 41 (19.9) 5 (20.9) 3 (9.7) 9 (13.3) 7 (20) 17 (35.4)  
  1. Data are expressed as n (%); achi-squared test; bFisher’s exact test; p = p value; *p < 0.05