Table 5

Self-rated health, birth preference and feelings about pregnancy, birth and parenting in three clusters of women at 18 -20 weeks
Self Determiners Take it as it comes Fearful Fearful Take it as it comes
(Reference Group) X 2 (DF)p Crude Odds Ratios Adjusted Odds Ratios Crude Odds Ratios Adjusted Odds Ratios
n = 192 n = 130 n = 159
n (%) n (%) n (%) (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI) (95% CI)
Self-rated physical health
Good/Very good 169 (41.1) 107 (26.2) 131 (32.1) 2.4 (2) 0.29 1.0 ref. 1.0 ref. 1.0 ref. 1.0 ref.
Less than good 23 (31.9) 21 (29.2) 28 (38.9) 1.6 (0.9-2.8) 1.8 (1.0-3.5) 1.4 (0.8-2.7) 1.8 (0.9-3.5)
Self-rated emotional health
Good/Very good 181 (41.8) 117 (27.0) 135 ( 31.2) 7.8 (2) 0.02 1.0 ref. 1.0 ref. 1.0 ref. 1.0 ref.
Less than good 11 (23.9) 12 (26.1) 23 (50.0) 2.8 (1.3-6.0)** 3.3 (1.5-7.3)* 1.7 (0.7-4.0) 1.9 (0.7-4.6)
Vaginal birth 172 (41.4) 116 (27.9) 127 (30.6) 10.8 (2) 0.005 1.0 ref. 1.0 ref. 1.0 ref. 1.0 ref.
Caesarean section 16 (29.1) 10 (18.2) 29 (52.7) 3.5 (1.3-4.7)** 3.3 (1.6 -6.8) *** 0.9 (0.4-2.1) 1.1 (0.4 -2.5)
Feelings about being pregnant
Positive 183 (41.2) 120 (27.0) 141 (31.8) 7.9 (2) 0.02 1.0 ref. 1.0 ref. 1.0 ref. 1.0 ref.
Less than positive 7 (21.2) 8 (24.2) 18 (54.5) 3.3 (1.4-8.2)* 3.6 (1.4-9.0)** 1.7 (0.6-5.0) 1.6 (0.5-4.6)
Feelings about the approaching birth
Positive 139 ( 48.6) 101 (35.3) 46 (16.1) 92.8 (2) 0.001 1.0 ref. 1.0 ref. 1.0 ref. 1.0 ref.
Less than positive 53 (27.5) 28 (14.5) 112 (58.0) 6.4 (4.0-10.0)*** 7.2 (4.4-12.0)*** 0.7 (0.4-1.2) 0.8 (0.5-1.4)
Feelings about the first week with a newborn
Positive 165 (43.4) 98 (25.8) 117 (30.1 ) 9.1 (2) 0.010 1.0 ref. 1.0 ref. 1.0 ref. 1.0 ref.
Less than positive 27 (27.0) 31 (31.0) 42 (42.0) 2.2 (1.3-3.8)** 2.0 (1.2-3.6)* 2.0 (1.1-3.4)* 1.6 (0.9-3.0)

*p < 0.05, **p < 0.01,***p < 0.001.

Adjusted for age, country, education, and parity.

Haines et al.

Haines et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:55   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-12-55

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