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Table 3 Prenatal visit characteristics of hospital outpatient departments and obstetrician's offices: comparison of low and high medical liability regions (n = 21,454)

From: Trends in prenatal cares settings: association with medical liability

Visit Characteristic Low Medical liability region, % of visits High Medical liability region, % of visits p value
Age, years    
   < 23 23 25 .18
   23–28 34 30  
   > 28 43 45  
Latino ethnicity 16 18 .42
Race    
   White 82 78 < .01
   African American 10 19  
   Asian and other 8 3  
Insurance    
   Private 64 61 .06
   Medicaid 25 27  
   Self-pay 2 5  
   Other 8 7  
Obstetrical Complication 16 16 .99
New patient 7 6 .41
Non-MSA location 11 13 .54
Midlevel Provider 5 6 .67
Resident Provider 36 27 .10