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Table 3 Health services utilisation from randomisation to 6 weeks post-partum

From: The cost-effectiveness of providing antenatal lifestyle advice for women who are overweight or obese: the LIMIT randomised trial

Service Lifestyle advice Standard care Adjusted treatment effect (95% CI) Adjusted P value
N = 1,105 N = 1,097
Antenatal Services     
Antenatal Clinic Visit* 7.47 (±2.68) 7.38 (±2.65) 0.09 (−0.15 to 0.31) 0.46
General Practitioner Visit* 1.09 (±2.66) 1.12 (±2.74) −0.05 (−0.28 to 0.18) 0.67
Antenatal Anaesthetic Visit* 0.21 (±0.45) 0.22 (±0.45) −0.01 (−0.49 to 0.02) 0.49
Antenatal Physician Visit* 0.65 (±1.52) 0.57 (±1.44) −0.08 (−0.05 to 0.20) 0.24
Diabetes Educator Visit* 0.38 (±1.40) 0.25 (±0.99) −0.14 (−0.24 to 0.03) 0.01
Birthing Services     
Induction of Labour+ 390 (36.25) 378 (35.39) 1.03 (0.92 to 1.15) 0.63
Caesarean birth+ 370 (34.46) 389 (36.50) 0.95 (0.85 to 1.06) 0.34
Neonatal Services     
Admission to neonatal nursery+ 394 (36.61) 385 (36.05%) 1.00 (0.90 to 1.12) 0.99
Need for respiratory support+ 65 (6.09) 77 (7.20%) 0.84 (0.61 to 1.15) 0.27
  1. * = Data presented as mean and standard deviation.
  2. + = Data presented as number and percentage.
  3. Treatment effect represents adjusted difference in means (or relative risk ratio) with 95% confidence intervals.
  4. Adjusted analyses included the stratification variables BMI category, parity and centre, in addition to adjustment for maternal age, and socioeconomic status.