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Table 4 Women’s preferences for outpatient priming; or enhanced inpatient priming compared to basic inpatient care, (using multinomial logit model)

From: Women’s preferences for inpatient and outpatient priming for labour induction: a discrete choice experiment

Attributes Beta p value OR* (95% CI)
Preferences for outpatient priming (compared to basic inpatient care)     
Constant 1.051 0.0542   
Program characteristics     
Environment while waiting for gels to work 0.572 <0.00001 1.771 (1.445-2.178)
 Own home (vs basic accommodation close to hospital)
Availability of pain relief and sleep medication −0.029 0.4643 0.972 (0.901-1.050)
 Given single dose of mild pain relief and sleep medication (vs providing own pain relief)
Who checks on you while waiting for gels to work −0.019 0.7962 0.981 (0.853-1.131)
 Availability of doctor on the phone (vs having to wait for doctor to arrive)
Increasing familiarity with midwife (vs rostered midwife only) 0.095 0.021 1.099 (1.016-1.191)
Extra trips made to hospital −0.402 <0.00001 0.669 (0.563-0.7960
Travel time for each trip to closest hospital providing service (per minute) −0.019 0.0005 0.981 (0.971-0.992)
Patient characteristics     
Previous care model experienced     
 Obstetrics clinic with doctors −0.815 <0.00001 0.443 (0.331-0.594)
 Midwife clinic 0.172 0.165 1.188 (0.935-1.515)
 Midwife group practice 0.056 0.6499 1.058 (0.833-1.349)
Age (per year) 0.090 <0.00001 1.094 (1.061-1.128)
Non-english speaking background (vs english speaking) −1.934 <0.00001 0.145 (0.105-0.201)
Previous experience of induction (vs not) −0.457 0.0041 0.633 (0.465-0.865)
Highest education -university or college degree (vs not) 0.451 0.0052 1.570 (1.150-2.155)
Private health insurance (vs not) −0.070 0.5964 0.932 (0.722-1.209)
First pregnancy (vs second or subsequent pregnancy) 0.844 <0.00001 2.325 (1.703-3.190)
Preferences for enhanced inpatient priming (compared to basic inpatient care)    
Constant 0.090 0.8519   
Program characteristics     
Environment while waiting for gels to work −0.031 0.4631 0.970 (0.895-1.053)
 Private hospital room, but shared bathroom (vs shared room & bath)
 Private hospital room with private bathroom (vs shared room & bath) 0.498 <0.00001 1.646 (1.503-1.805)
Availability of pain relief and sleep medication 0.079 0.0351 1.083 (1.007-1.166)
 Stronger pain relief and sleep medication available but may have to wait (vs mild pain relief from midwives), when hot baths not available
 Stronger pain relief and sleep medication available but may have to wait (vs mild pain relief from midwives), when hot baths are available 0.077 0.1746 1.080 (0.968-1.208)
Who checks on you while waiting for gels to work 0.111 0.115 1.117 (0.975-1.282)
 Availability of doctor onsite (vs having to wait for doctor to arrive)
Increasing familiarity with midwife (vs rostered midwife only) 0.130 0.0113 1.139 (1.031-1.259)
Travel time for each trip to closest hospital providing service (per minute) −0.009 0.0474 0.991 (0.982-1.000)
Patient characteristics     
Previous care model experienced     
 Obstetrics clinic with doctors −0.498 0.008 0.608 (0.456-0.813)
 Midwife clinic 0.117 0.3419 1.125 (0.886-1.433)
 Midwife group practice 0.101 0.4151 1.106 (0.871-1.410)
Age (per year) 0.090 <0.00001 1.095 (1.085-1.105)
Non-english speaking background (vs english speaking) −0.987 <0.00001 0.373 (0.273-0.511)
Previous experience of induction (vs not) −0.186 0.2418 0.831 (0.612-1.133)
Highest education -university or college degree (vs not) 0.271 0.0925 1.311 (0.961-1.796)
Private health insurance (vs not) −0.255 0.0539 0.775 (0.600-1.004)
First pregnancy (vs second or subsequent pregnancy) 0.834 <0.00001 2.303 (1.689-3.156)
  1. McFadden’s R2 (pseudo R2) = 0.241; Normalised AIC = 1.458.
  2. *Odds of choosing outpatient priming or enhanced inpatient priming (relative to basic inpatient care).