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Table 2 Self-reported continuity of carer

From: Continuity of care by a primary midwife (caseload midwifery) increases women’s satisfaction with antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care: results from the COSMOS randomised controlled trial

Aspect of care Caseload Standard care Test statistic
Pregnancy      
 Total number of antenatal visits (mean, SD) (953/790) 9.0 3.4 9.0 8.5 Mean diff 0.26, p = 0.10
 Number of different midwives seen during pregnancy (mean, SD, (range)) (960/794) 2.8 1.2 (0, 14) 4.6 2.6 (0, 30) Mean diff 1.82, p < 0.001
 Number of midwives who provided care in labour (mean, SD, (range)) (977/820) 2.4 1.3 (0, 16) 3.3 2.1 (0, 18) Mean diff 0.91, p < 0.001
Labour and birth      
 Number of times had met the ‘best known’ intrapartum midwife (mean, SD, (range)) (966/820) 3.7 3.0 (0, 20) 0.2 0.3 (0, 10) Mean diff 3.46, p < 0.001
 Median (IQR (median included here as this data more skewed) 3 (1, 6) 0 (0, 0) p < 0.001
(Mann–Whitney test)
 Had met at least one of midwives providing care in labour at least once before (n, %) (966/820) 853 88.3 74 9.0 Chi2 p < 0.001
 Number of times had previously met at least one of the midwives providing care in labour (n, %) (966/820):      Chi2 p < 0.001
  Had met none of midwives 113 11.7 746 91.0  
  Once 198 20.5 45 5.5  
  Two times 100 10.4 12 1.5  
  Three times 91 9.4 4 0.5  
  Four times 112 11.6 2 0.2  
  Five times 105 10.9 4 0.5  
  Six times 98 10.1 2 0.2  
  Seven times or more 149 15.4 5 0.6  
 Would have liked to get to know midwife attending birth better before had baby (n, %) (917/818)      Chi2 p < 0.001
  Yes, definitely 331 36.1 405 49.5  
  Yes, possibly 235 25.6 247 30.2  
  No, not really 351 38.3 166 20.3  
Postpartum      
 Had a least one postnatal visit at home with midwife met before (n, %) (957/777) 896 96.3 123 15.8 Chi2 p < 0.001