Table 4

Significance of personal and systemic factors in decisions on where to give birth

Closeness to home.694
Easy for partner to be present.896
Easy for coach to be present.864
Availability of neonatal intensive care unit.347
Availability of cesarean sections.734
Familiarity of health care workers.451
Time away from work and children.026
Availability of pediatricians.237
Availability of obstetricians.471
Care in a centre with a high number of deliveries.368
Availability of epidural anesthesia in the city.129