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Table 6 Association between knowing a midwife providing labour and birth care and overall satisfaction with labour and birth care (caseload group only). ORs based on comparison of women scoring ‘0’ to ‘5’ versus ‘6’ or ‘7’ where ‘7’ indicates the highest satisfaction

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

  Number scoring ‘6’ or ‘7’ % OR 95 % CI p-value
Had met at least one of the midwives providing care in labour at least once before      
 No 89/109 81.7 1 (ref)  
 Yes 756/849 89.1 1.83 1.07, 3.12 0.03
Number of times had previously met at least one of the midwives providing care in labour (n = 958)      
 Never 89/109 81.7 1 (ref)  
 Once 169/197 85.8 1.36 0.72, 2.54 0.34
 Twice 89/99 89.9 2.00 0.89, 4.51 0.10
 Three times 82/91 90.1 2.05 0.89, 4.75 0.10
 Four times 105/112 93.8 3.38 1.36, 8.34 0.009
 Five times 92/105 87.6 1.59 0.74, 3.39 0.23
 Six times 88/97 90.7 2.12 0.94, 5.10 0.07
 Seven times or more 131/148 88.5 1.73 0.86, 3.49 0.12