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Table 5 Permission for cesarean (N = 244) or episiotomy (N = 257), representative sample

From: Assessing quality of maternity care in Hungary: expert validation and testing of the mother-centered prenatal care (MCPC) survey instrument

  Yes, they asked and I gave my permission. No, they did not ask my permission. I refused the procedure, but they still did it. I don’t remember
Cesarean Episiotomy Cesarean Episiotomy Cesarean Episiotomy Cesarean Episiotomy
Chosen doctor in a private practice (%) 72 (91.1) 25 (35.2) 5 (6.3) 42 (59.2) 0 1 (1.4) 2 (2.5) 3 (4.2)
Chosen doctor in a state institute (%) 79 (90.8) 27 (35.5) 6 (6.) 45 (59.2) 0 0 2 (2.3) 4 (5.2)
Chosen hospital midwife in a private or state clinic (%) 4 (57.1) 7 (41.2) 2 (28.6) 9 (52.9) 0 0 1 (14.3) 1 (5.9)
I did not choose a doctor, just went to my local clinic (%) 37 (72.6) 16 (24.2) 9 (17.7) 46 (69.7) 1 (2.00) 1 (1.5) 4 (7.8) 3 (4.6)
District public health nurse (%) 14 (70.0) 8 (29.6) 6 (30.0) 18 (66.7) 0 0 0 1 (3.7)
Total (%) 206 (84.5) 83 (32.6) 28 (11.4) 160 (62.0) 1 (0.4) 2 (0.8) 9 (3.7) 12 (4.7)
MADM score Mean (SD) 26.9 (7.5) 28.1 (6.5) 19.0 (5.7) 22.3 (8.3) 23.5 (12.0) 18.4 (7.1) 23.7 (7.9)