Table 3

Comparison of pregnancy experiences between newcomer and Canadian-born women using weighted proportions
Newcomer (Nā€‰=ā€‰140) Canadian-born (Nā€‰=ā€‰1137) P-value
Weighted mean 95% CI Weighted mean 95% CI
Perception of intrapartum care
Health care provider recommended C-section 16.8 11.3, 24.2 15.9 13.8, 18.3 0.58
Type of actual birth 0.02
Vaginal 63.9 55.2, 71.8 75.3 72.5, 77.8
C-section 36.1 28.2, 44.8 24.7 22.2, 27.5
Planned C-section
Yes 47.3 33.0, 61.9 49.4 43.2, 55.6 0.86
Planned medical or non-medical reasons (for C-section) 0.03
Planned medical *Over 80% 85.0 77.3, 90.4
Non-medical Suppressed 15.0
Exercise of choice
Was labour induced 0.1
Yes 50.3 40.1, 59.9 43.2 39.9, 46.5
Use of forceps 0.03
Yes 13.1 7.5, 21.8 6.0 4.6, 7.9
Use of stirups 0.01
Yes 70.1 58.8, 79.4 52.1 48.5, 55.7
Episiotomy 0.35
Yes 19.5 12.8, 28.6 14.2 12.1, 16.6
Pain relief
Informed about labour progress 0.87
Yes 87.7 79.1, 93.1 89.0 86.7, 90.9
Post-natal care
Contacted by Public Health Nurse (PH visit) 0.31
Yes *Over 97% 93.6, 99.1 99.1 98.4, 99.5

Mumtaz et al.

Mumtaz et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2014 14:4   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-14-4

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