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Table 1 Demographic factors and inpatient opioid usage for all patients prescribed narcotics following cesarean delivery stratified by race

From: The impact of race on postpartum opioid prescribing practices: a retrospective cohort study

Characteristic Black
(n = 124)
White
(n = 119)
P value
Age at delivery
(median (IQR))
30 (26–33) 32 (28–35) 0.0001*
Insurance Type
 Private Insurance 49% 85%  < 0.0001*
 Public Insurance 48% 15%
 Other 2% 0%
Maternal BMI
(median (IQR))
34.5 (27.9–41.0) 31.6 (26.2–37.5) 0.02*
Day of discharge
(n (%))
 PPD 3 or less 46% 45% 0.12
 PPD 4 38% 50%
 PPD 5 or more 10% 5%
Number of inpatient tablets (n (%))
 0 11% 20% 0.074
 1–6 31% 34%
 7–12 29% 29%
 13 +  29% 17%
Discharge opioid prescribing provider (n (%))
 Intern 61% 55% 0.6
 Resident 28% 30%
 Attending 11% 15%
  1. * Statistical significance (p < 0.05)