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Table 2 Maternal birth experience and COVID impact during lockdown, according to whether they delivered before or during the lockdown

From: The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on maternal delivery experiences and breastfeeding practices in China: data from a cross-sectional study

N(%) N (%) Before During Total P value
(N = 1231) (N = 576) (N = 1807)
Living status during the lockdown 1774 (98.2)     
 With husband   409 (33.7) 221 (39.5) 630 (35.5) 0.168
 With husband & parents   310 (25.5) 136 (24.3) 446 (25.1)  
 With husband & parents-in-law   481 (39.6) 199 (35.5) 680 (38.3)  
 Alone   9 (0.7) 2 (0.4) 11 (0.6)  
 Other   5 (0.4) 2 (0.4) 7 (0.4)  
COVID impact on purchasing daily necessities 1792 (99.2)     
 Great   106 (8.7) 57 (10) 163 (9.1) 0.014
 Moderate   433 (35.5) 232 (40.6) 665 (37.1)  
 Little   375 (30.7) 177 (30.9) 552 (30.8)  
 No   306 (25.1) 106 (18.5) 412 (23)  
COVID impact on household income 1797 (99.4)     
 Great   144 (11.8) 75 (13.1) 219 (12.2) 0.013
 Moderate   466 (38.1) 246 (42.9) 712 (39.6)  
 Little   297 (24.3) 143 (25) 440 (24.5)  
 No   317 (25.9) 109 (19) 426 (23.7)  
COVID impact on birth location 1788 (98.9)     
 Yes   58 (4.8) 61 (10.7) 119 (6.7) 0.000
 No   1161 (95.2) 508 (89.3) 1669 (93.3)  
Birth location 1806 (99.9)     
 National hospital   1177 (95.7) 552 (95.8) 1729 (95.7) 0.592
 Private hospital   49 (4) 24 (4.2) 73 (4)  
 Oversea hospital   3 (0.2) 0 (0) 3 (0.2)  
 Home   1 (0.1) 0 (0) 1 (0.1)  
Mode of delivery 1802 (99.7)     
 Vaginal   744 (60.6) 359 (62.4) 1103 (61.2) 0.656
 Vaginal induced   38 (3.1) 22 (3.8) 60 (3.3)  
 Planned caesarean   300 (24.4) 133 (23.1) 433 (24)  
 Emergency caesarean   145 (11.8) 61 (10.6) 206 (11.4)  
Skin-to-skin contact after delivery 1804 (99.8)     
 Yes   1184 (96.3) 555 (96.7) 1739 (96.4) 0.648
 No   46 (3.7) 19 (3.3) 65 (3.6)  
  1. Note: * P < 0.05