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Table 1 Description of maternal characteristics and type of insurance scheme according to the absence of postnatal visit.

From: Inequities in maternal postnatal visits among public and private patients: 2004 Pelotas cohort study

Variables n Absence of postnatal
visit
%
pa
Family income (quintiles)    < 0.001b
   1st (poorest) 691 35.2  
   2nd 697 30.3  
   3rd 682 24.1  
   4th 727 16.9  
   5th (better-off) 700 9  
Maternal skin colour    < 0.001
   Black/mixed 1272 30.2  
   White 2151 18.5  
Maternal schooling (y)    < 0.001b
   0-4 533 38.5  
   5-8 1399 30  
   ≥ 9 1534 11.6  
Marital status    < 0.001
   Single mother 559 30.8  
   With partner 2938 21.5  
Maternal age (y)    < 0.001b
   < 20 656 29.7  
   20-34 2374 21.6  
   ≥ 35 465 20.7  
Parity    < 0.001b
   0 1372 17.7  
   1 925 21.2  
   ≥ 2 1199 30.4  
Smoking during pregnancy    < 0.001b
   Never smoked 2620 19.1  
   Smoked < 10 cigarettes per day 605 32.4  
   Smoked ≥ 10 cigarettes per day 272 39.3  
Adequacy of antenatal care (Kessner Index)    < 0.001b
   Adequate 1533 12.7  
   Intermediate 1065 28  
   Inadequate 854 33.4  
   No prenatal care 45 57.8  
Type of delivery    < 0.001
   Vaginal 1969 28.9  
   C-section 1528 15.4  
Professional who assisted the delivery    < 0.001
   Doctor 3099 21.4  
   Student 318 31.1  
   Midwife/nurse 18 44.4  
   Nobody/other 46 58.7  
Type of insurance scheme    < 0.001
   Public 2813 27.6  
   Private 679 4  
Total 3497 23 -
  1. a x 2 test; b x 2 test for trend