Table 3

Perinatal outcomes adjusted for maternal age and gestation at birth for low-risk primiparous women

 PrivatePublicOR*aOR*p Value
(n=29 597)(n=79 791)
Apgar <7 at 5 min296 (1.0%)1037 (1.3%)1.36 (1.12–1.54)1.34 (1.18–1.53)<0.001
Any resuscitation†18 498 (62.5%)30 560 (38.3%)0.372 (0.36–0.38)0.364 (0.36–0.37)<0.001
Admitted to SCN and/or NICU3078 (10.4%)8139 (10.2%)1.00 (0.96–1.05)1.03 (0.98–1.08)0.210
Transferred178 (0.6%)3351 (4.2%)7.30 (6.29–8.40)7.55 (6.52–8.74)<0.001
Total perinatal mortality22 (0.74/1000)85 (1.06/1000)1.40 (0.93–2.01)1.49 (0.93–2.41)0.100
  • *Private hospital is the reference category.

  • †Any resuscitation includes: suction, oxygen, intermittent positive pressure respiration by bag and mask, intubation and IPPR, external cardiac massage and ventilation and other.

  • NICU, neonatal intensive care unit; SCN, special care nursery.