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Table 1 Frequency of births according to type of provider who assisted in each birth. Brazil, 2011–2012

From: Labor and birth care by nurse with midwifery skills in Brazil

   Provider who assisted in each birth (N = 11,499) p-value*
Physicians (%) Nurses/nurse-midwives (%)
Geographical region North 75.9 24.1 0.001
Northeast 90.1 9.9
Southeast 76.5 23.5
South 92.5 7.5
Central 99.2 0.8
Location Non-capital 83.4 16.6 0.877
Capital 84.3 15.7
Source of payment Public 83.5 16.5 0.054
Private 92.2 7.8
  1. *p-value of chi-square tests of comparison between physicians and nurses/midwives