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Table 5 Number of women who have used services at least once in the 12 months following birth

From: Antenatal psychosocial risk status and Australian women’s use of primary care and specialist mental health services in the year after birth: a prospective study

Service PN 6 week PN 6 months PN 12 months
  Mod/high risk
(n = 25)
Low risk
(n = 41)
Mod/high risk
(n = 17)
Low risk
(n = 33)
Mod/high risk
(n = 19)
Low risk
(n = 34)
Mental health
 Telephone helpline 4 (16.0) 5 (12.2) 2 (11.8) 7 (21.2) 1 (5.3) 7 (20.6)
 Psychiatrist 1 (4.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (5.9) 1 (3.0) 1 (5.3) 2 (5.9)
 Social worker 1 (4.0) 1 (2.4) 1 (5.9) 1 (3.0) 1 (5.3) 0 (0.0)
 Counsellor 0 (0.0) 1 (2.4) 1 (5.9) 1 (3.0) 2 (10.5) 3 (8.8)
Universal health services
 Midwife 13 (52.0) 19 (46.3) - - - -
 GP (for self or baby) 15 (60.0) 30 (73.2) - - - -
 GP (for self) - - 14 (82.4) 31 (93.9) 14 (73.7) 28 (82.4)
 GP (for baby) - - 16 (94.1) 32 (97.0) 18 (94.7) 34 (100)
 CFH nurse (at clinic) 12 (48.0) 17 (41.5) 11 (64.7) 19 (57.6) 8 (42.1) 10 (29.4)
 CFH nurse (at home) 15 (60.0) 19 (46.3) 8 (47.1) 14 (42.4) 0 (0.0) 2 (5.9)
Specialist health services
 Specialist (for self or baby) 7 (28.0) 11 (26.8) 7 (41.2) 14 (42.4) - -
 Obstetrician 2 (8.0) 5 (12.2) - - - -
 Specialist (for self) - - - - 1 (5.3) 6 (17.6)
 Specialist (for baby) - - - - 2 (10.5) 7 (20.6)
 Lactation consultant 4 (16.0) 9 (22.0) 1 (5.9) 6 (18.2) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0)
Other
 Emergency department 1 (4.0) 6 (14.6) 3 (17.6) 2 (6.1) 8 (42.1) 5 (14.7)a
  1. aX2 = 4.943, p = .026