Table 1

Characteristics of women who have given birth to a single live infant and proportion of those women with a structured postnatal check 5–10 weeks after childbirth

CharacteristicAll women
(n)
Record of postnatal check in weeks 5–10
(n (% across the row))
Overall309 573174 061 (56.2)
Maternal age (years)
 15–1995684599 (48.1)
 20–2443 11621 763 (50.5)
 25–2977 69842 417 (54.6)
 30–3498 26957 308 (58.3)
 35–3964 17138 154 (59.5)
 40–4415 9089347 (58.8)
 45–49843473 (56.1)
Townsend score
 1—least deprived58 58336 752 (62.7)
 253 65632 326 (60.3)
 362 02335 413 (57.1)
 458 50631 601 (54.0)
 5—most deprived44 34621 138 (47.7)
 Missing32 45916 831 (51.9)
Mode of delivery
 Vaginal delivery75 50646 634 (61.8)
 Caesarean23 42614 384 (61.4)
 Unknown210 641113 043 (53.7)
No of births
 First149 63984 010 (56.1)
 Second69 35539 269 (56.6)
 Third or higher20 11310 781 (53.6)
 Unknown70 46640 001 (56.8)
Smoking status
 Current smoker34 63418 199 (52.6)
 Former smoker85 59247 464 (55.5)
 Non-smoker143 34982 420 (57.5)
 Unknown45 99825 978 (56.5)
Year group
 2006–200763 79336 863 (57.8)
 2008–200966 31938 124 (57.5)
 2010–201166 47837 897 (57.0)
 2012–201363 18034 896 (55.2)
 2014–201549 80326 281 (52.8)