TABLE 1

Characteristics of Survey Population

Survey Population (n = 6752) %Total Population23 (n = 61 021) %P
Parity
 Primiparous45.940.4< .001
 Multiparous54.159.6
Country of birth
 Australia80.378.8.26
 Other country19.721.2
Rurality
 Major city63.160.3.01
 Inner regional19.019.8
 Outer regional13.916.0
 Remote and very remote2.33.9
Gestational age
 <37 wk7.77.9.81
 ≥37 wk92.392.1
Birth weight
 <2500 g4.96.6.03
 ≥2500 g95.193.4
Type of facility
 Public57.767.3< .001
 Private42.332.7
Method of birth
 Vaginal65.566.6.46
 Cesarean delivery34.533.4
Length of stay
 <24 h4.83.8< .001
 1–2 nights26.939.4
 3–4 nights43.742.6
 ≥524.614.2