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Table 1 Proportion of assessment of the care received, socio-demographic and obstetric characteristics of postpartum women

From: Good practices according to WHO’s recommendation for normal labor and birth and women’s assessment of the care received: the “birth in Brazil” national research study, 2011/2012

  Number Percent
Assessment
 Excellent 1529 37.3
 Good 2137 52.1
 Regular 310 7.2
 Poor/Very poor 126 3.4
Parity
 Multiparous 2114 50.9
 Primiparous 2041 49.1
Type of birth
 Vaginal 3055 73.5
 Forceps/Vacuum Extractor 173 4.2
 Caesarean section 928 22.3
Age (years)
 12–19 952 22.9
 20–34 2947 71.0
 35 or more 255 6.1
Skin color
 White 1416 34.1
 Black 397 9.6
 Mixed 2275 54.8
 East Asian 66 1.1
Educational level (years)
 15 or more 180 4.4
 11 to 14 1809 43.7
 8 to 10 1259 30.4
 0 to 7 891 21.5
Economic level
 High (A + B) 886 21.5
 Mid level (C) 2501 60.5
 Low (D + E) 741 18.0
Type of payment
 Private 466 11.2
 Public 3689 88.8