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Table 3 Adequacy rates of human resources, equipment for the emergency care of pregnant women, medications and support services according to type of hospital (public or mixed) and availability of Intensive Care Unit (ICU) (Brazil, 2011–2012)

From: Adequacy of public maternal care services in Brazil

Adequacy items ICU available   ICU not available  
  Public % (n) Mixed % (n) p value * Public % (n) Mixed % (n) p value *
Human resources
 Adequate 22.5 (42) 13.2 (52) <0.001 21.3 (68) 5.7 (14) <0.001
 Partially Adequate 68.4 (128) 49.1 (193)   39.7 (127) 21.2 (52)  
 Inadequate 9.1 (17) 37.7 (148)   39.1(125) 73.1(179)  
Equipment for the emergency care of pregnant women
 Adequate 88.7 (165) 89.6 (353) 0.551 60.1 (193) 88.2 (217) <0.001
 Partially Adequate 11.3 (21) 9.9 (39)   33.3 (107) 9.8 (24)  
 Inadequate 0.0 (0) 0.5 (2)   6.6 (21) 2.0 (5)  
Medications
 Adequate 78.0 (145) 80.6 (319) <0.001 54.7 (175) 78.0 (191) <0.001
 Partially Adequate 22.0 (41) 16.2 (64)   42.8 (137) 22.0 (54)  
 Inadequate 0.0 (0) 3.3 (13)   2.5 (8) 0.0 (0)  
Support services
 Adequate 88.7 (165) 67.6 (267) <0.001 51.7 (166) 46.7 (114) <0.001
 Partially Adequate 9.1 (17) 25.6 (101)   38.0 (122) 20.9 (51)  
 Inadequate 2.2 (4) 6.8 (27)   10.3 (33) 32.4 (59)  
Global adequacy evaluation
 Adequate 73.3 (137) 40.3 (159) <0.001 24.4 (78) 10.6 (26) <0.001
 Partially Adequate 26.7 (50) 55.4 (218)   75.6 (242) 78.8 (193)  
 Inadequate 0.0 (0) 4.4 (17)   0.0 (0) 10.6 (26)  
  1. *Chi-square test