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Table 1 Prevalence of obstetric risk and proportion of hospitals with Intensive Care Unit (ICU) according to type of hospital (public or mixed) and geographic location (Brazil, 2011–2012)

From: Adequacy of public maternal care services in Brazil

  Prevalence of obstetric risk % (n) p value Hospitals with Intensive Care Unit p value
No % (n) Yes % (n)
Public Macro-Region
 North/Northeast 18.6 (931) <0.001 79.2 (221) 20.8 (58) <0.001
 Southeast/South/Central-West 22.9 (1109)   43.7(100) 56.3 (129)  
Locality
 Non-Capital 16.6 (926) <0.001 76.2 (112) 23.8 (35) <0.001
 Capital 26.1 (1114)   31.0 (112) 69.0 (249)  
Total 20.7 (2040)   63.2 (321) 36.8 (187)  
Mixed Macro-Region
 North/Northeast 13.1 (371) <0.001 46.0 (58) 54.0 (68) 0.049
 Southeast/South/Central-West 19.4 (1253)   36.5 (188) 63.5 (327)  
Locality
 Non-Capital 17.3 (1120) 0.537 38.5 (33) 61.5 (52) 0.811
 Capital 17.8 (504)   37.6 (209) 62.4 (347)  
Total 17.5 (1624)   38.4 (246) 61.6 (395)  
Brazil 19.2 (3664)   49.3 (567) 50.7 (582)