Table 5

Outcomes for Indigenous mothers and newborns from twoTEcommunities and for otherTEIndigenous mothers and newborns, 2003-2005
Outcomes Groups (n = 1,217) Total no. Proportiona Odds Ratio [95% CI]a Adjusted odds ratio [95% CI]a
    Maternal
:
Mothers who gave birth at 32+ weeks gestation who had ≥5 antenatal visitsb Community 1 104 92 (88.5%) 1.29 [0.69, 2.41] 0.97 [0.49, 1.93]
Community 2 94 85 (90.4%) 1.58 [0.79, 3.22] 1.98 [0.83, 4.71]
Reference group 996 853 (85.6%) 1.00 1.00
Mothers who reported smoking in pregnancyc Community 1 105 66 (62.9%) 1.33 [0.88, 2.01] 1.42 [0.94, 2.16]
Community 2 99 42 (42.4%) 0.58 [0.38, 0.88] 0.62 [0.41, 0.95]
Reference group 1,013 568 (56.1%) 1.00 1.00
Mothers who had epidural/spinal or narcotic pain relief during labourd Community 1 99 36 (36.4%) 1.42 [0.92, 2.19] 1.47 [0.92, 2.35]
Community 2 91 31 (34.1%) 1.28 [0.81, 2.03] 1.30 [0.80, 2.13]
Reference group 913 263 (28.7%) 1.00 1.00
Mothers who had a normal birthe Community 1 105 47 (44.8%) 0.80 [0.54, 1.20] 0.58 [0.34, 0.99]
Community 2 99 49 (49.5%) 0.97 [0.64, 1.47] 1.00 [0.59, 1.70]
Reference group 1,013 509 (50.2%) 1.00 1.00
    Neonatal
:
Healthy babyf Community 1 105 78 (74.3%) 0.74 [0.46, 1.17] 0.63 [0.35, 1.11]
Community 2 99 81 (81.8%) 1.14 [0.67, 1.96] 1.78 [0.83, 3.88]
Reference group 1,013 807 (79.7%) 1.00 1.00
Newborns born preterm (< 37 weeks gestation)g Community 1 105 17 (16.2%) 1.40 [0.81, 2.43] 1.63 [0.82, 3.26]
Community 2 99 15 (15.5%) 1.29 [0.72, 2.31] 0.93 [0.42, 2.08]
Reference group 1,013 113 (12.1%) 1.00 1.00
Newborns with low birthweight (<2,500 g)h Community 1 105 18 (17.1%) 1.66 [0.97, 2.87] 1.71 [0.69, 4.23]
Community 2 99 14 (14.1%) 1.33 [0.73, 2.41] 0.84 [0.28, 2.51]
Reference group 1,013 112 (11.1%) 1.00 1.00
Newborns admitted to special care (SC)i Community 1 105 38 (36.2%) 2.31 [1.50, 3.53] 1.62 [0.78, 3.37]
Community 2 99 28 (28.3%) 1.60 [1.01, 2.55] 0.68 [0.28, 1.64]
Reference group 1,013 200 (19.7%) 1.00 1.00
Outcome Groups Total no. .. Coefficient [95% CI] Adjusted Coefficient[95% CI]
Birthweight (in grams)j Community 1 105 .. −134 [−259, −8] −71 [−197, 54]
Community 2 99 .. −52 [−181, 77] −17 [−143, 110]
Reference group 1,013 .. 3,119 [3,080, 3,157] 3,457 [3,270, 3,643]

a Unless otherwise stated.

b-h, j Models adjusted for the same variables as in Table 4.

i SC Admission model adjusted for same variables as in Table 4, as well as the dichotomous variable as to whether the birth occurred in Royal Darwin Hospital or not.

Steenkamp et al.

Steenkamp et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:44   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-12-44

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