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Characteristics of women giving birth at home: A national register study
Mid Sweden University, Faculty of Human Sciences, Department of Health Sciences.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6985-6729
Mälardalens högskola, Inst för vård och folkhälsovetenskap.
Socialstyrelsen, EpC.
Mälardalens högskola, Inst för vård och folkhälsovetenskap.
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2006 (English)In: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, ISSN 0002-9378, E-ISSN 1097-6868, Vol. 195, no 5, 1366-1372 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

OBJECTIVE: The objective of the study was to estimate the proportion of planned home births in Sweden and to identify maternal characteristics of women giving birth at home. STUDY DESIGN: This case-control study included register data of births from 1992 to 2001 in 352 women giving birth at home and 1760 women giving birth in a hospital. RESULTS: Four hundred thirty-nine out-of-hospital births were found during the study period, and the proportion of planned home births was less than 0.5/1000. Women with home birth were more likely to have 4 children or more (odds ratio 3.7 [1.4 to 9.9]), be born in a European country outside Sweden (odds ratio 3.5 [1.8 to 6.8]), have a family income below the median (odds ratio 2.9 [2.0 to 4.1]), not work outside the home (odds ratio 2.4 [1.7 to 3.5]), have a high level of education (odds ratio 2.1 [1.5 to 3.0]), and be older than 35 years (odds ratio 1.7 [1.1 to 2.5]). CONCLUSION: Women with planned home births appear to be a group having a different lifestyle, compared with Swedish women in general.

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2006. Vol. 195, no 5, 1366-1372 p.
Keyword [en]
home birth, national register, midwifery, Case-control study
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Omvårdnad
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:miun:diva-1220DOI: 10.1016/j.ajog.2006.03.050ISI: 000242035700027PubMedID: 16707081Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-33750332509Local ID: 3412OAI: oai:DiVA.org:miun-1220DiVA: diva2:26252
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Available from: 2008-12-10 Created: 2008-12-10 Last updated: 2016-09-30Bibliographically approved

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