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Table 4 Adjusted OR for the use of good practices and obstetric interventions during labor and birth according maternity that included the participation of a nurse or nurse-midwife during birth care. Brazil, 2011–2012

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

  Maternity that included the participation of a nurse/nurse-midwive during birth care (N = 84)
Total (%) ORa 95 % CI
Best practices during labor
 Free intake of liquids and solids (ad lib. diet) 33.9 2.24 1.61–3.12
 Mobility during labor 57.0 1.73 1.32–2.27
 Use of nonpharmacological pain relief 34.3 2.09 1.57–2.79
 Monitoring progress of labor using a partograph 49.0 1.85 1.15–2.96
Interventions during labor
 Peripheral venous catheter 67.5 0.74 0.54–1.03
 Oxytocin drip 44.1 0.93 0.69–1.24
 Amniotomy 49.9 0.70 0.52–0.94
 Spinal/epidural analgesia 4.7 0.36 0.14–0.91
Interventions during birth
 Lithotomy position 92.6 1.04 0.48–2.23
 Uterine fundal pressure (Kristeller) 33.6 0.65 0.51–0.82
 Episiotomy 47.1 0.54 0.37–0.79
 Caesarian section 41.4 0.78 0.62–0.98
  1. 95 % CI 95 % confidence interval, OR odds ratio
  2. aModel adjusted for geographical region, location, age, years of education, source payment and parity