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Table 3 Odds ratio (OR) crude and adjusteda of good practices in normal labour and birth (WHO) with the assessment by women of the care received

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

Good practices WHO Women’s assessment of the care receivedb
Good Regular Poor/Very poor
OR crude (CI) OR adjusted (CI) OR crude (CI) OR adjusted (CI) OR crude (CI) OR adjusted (CI)
Empathic support from caregivers
 Excellent 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
 Good 4.13 (2.91–5.87) 4.03 (2.90–5.59) 3.15 (1.43 6.90) 3.31 (1.48–7.39) 11.17 (3.06 40.82) 10.77 (2.65–43.75)
 Regular/Poor/Very poor 6.43 (3.72–11.13) 6.53 (3.73–11.42) 40.63 (19.38–85.18) 46.81 (20.65–106.12) 217.00 (59.71 788.65) 257.14 (66.22–998.46)
Privacy in birthing place
 Excellent 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
 Good 4.03 (2.95–5.50) 3.87 (2.85–5.24) 7.59 (3.69–15.63) 8.56 (3.88–18.91) 16.38 (3.41–78.73) 16.97 (3.54–81.29)
 Regular/Poor/Very poor 5.21 (2.78–9.76) 5.16 (2.73–9.74) 44.56 (19.57–101.48) 55.12 (21.88–138.83) 182.96 (30.95–1081.73) 217.18 (33.73–1398.43)
Clarity of the information/explanation
 Excellent 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
 Good 3.64 (2.86–4.65) 3.44 (2.69–4.39) 3.39 (1.88–6.10) 3.38 (1.82–6.30) 12.31 (3.34–45.36) 10.96 (2.94–40.88)
 Regular/Poor/Very poor 6.46 (3.42–12.21) 6.02 (3.29–10.99) 26.25 (14.40–47.86) 58.98 (15.10–55.66) 88.26 (21.47–362.83) 88.88 (21.45–368.24)
Receiving information/explanation
 Excellent 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
 Good 3.04 (2.18–4.25) 2.93 (2.08–4.12) 5.14 (1.97–13.44) 5.03 (1.90–13.32) 3.69 (1.48–9.21) 3.71 (1.49–9.28)
 Regular/Poor/Very poor 6.17 (4.19–9.07) 5.78 (3.95–8.46) 33.63 (13.71–82.47) 33.77 (13.08–87.19) 23.27 (8.27–65.42) 25.74 (8.79–75.32)
Free nutricion
 Yes 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
 No 0.96 (0.62–1.42) 1.00 (0.66–1.53) 0.88 (0.57–1.35) 0.89 (0.54–1.45) 0.81 (0.39–1.68) 0.76 (0.35–1.64)
Freedom position/movement
 Yes 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
 No 0.87 (0.60–1.25) 0.95 (0.65–1.38) 0.92 (0.59–1.43) 0.98 (0.62–1.55) 0.59 (0.32–1.11) 0.61 (0.32–1.16)
Use of non-pharmacological methods
 Yes 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
 No 0.83 (0.61–1.12) 0.87 (0.63–1.20) 1.18 (0.72–1.95) 1.24 (0.74–2.07) 0.97 (0.49–1.93) 0.99 (0.51–1.91)
Skin to skin contact
 Yes 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
 No 1.28 (0.85–1.93) 1.29 (0.84–1.99) 1.25 (0.63–2.47) 1.26 (0.61–2.60) 2.28 (0.97–5.35) 2.28 (0.93–5.56)
Initiation of breast-feeding in birthing place
 Yes 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
 No 0.93 (0.69–1.25) 0.99 (0.72–1.35) 1.08 (0.59–1.97) 1.10 (0.59–2.06) 0.81 (0.44–1.47) 0.78 (0.43–1.42)
Women’s choice of companions
 Yes 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
 No 1.36 (0.81–2.28) 1.28 (0.76–2.15) 0.98 (0.25–3.86) 0.83 (0.22–3.08) 2.52 (0.86–7.35) 2.02 (0.64–6.41)
Presence of companion
 Yes 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00 1.00
 Partial 0.96 (0.61–1.51) 0.98 (0.61–1.57) 0.85 (0.37–1.92) 0.89 (0.41–1.92) 1.27 (0.47–3.41) 1.12 (0.40–3.14)
 No 1.32 (0.77–2.26) 1.28 (0.72–2.30) 2.38 (0.88–6.43) 2.44 (0.99–6.03) 3.51 (1.07–11.50) 3.51 (1.11–11.12)
  1. Because of the low proportions of mothers, the Regular, Poor and Very poor categories in all good practices were grouped
  2. CI 95 % confidence interval
  3. aModels adjusted for sociodemographic variables (economic level, education level, type of payment), parity and type of birth
  4. bReference category: Excellent