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Table 1 Descriptive results of obstetric accessibility in Germany and England

From: Accessibility of general and specialized obstetric care providers in Germany and England: an analysis of location and neonatal outcome

Level of care General obstetric units Specialized obstetric units
Germany England Germany England
High Low High Medium Low
Number of facilities (n) 734 223 162 59 44 37 78
Total birth count (n) 722,621 649,267 7782 598 45,065 12,504 44,375
Mean distance (min) to closest facility [SD] 14.2 [6.9] 15.6 [7.9] 26.7 [13.3] 41.8 [21.3] 35.7 [19.8] 35.2 [19.1] 30.6 [22.6]
Mean distance (min) to closest seta of facilities [SD] 32.0 [10.3] 38.5 [14.7] 45.2 [16.1] 69.6 [22.8] 60.7 [29.7] 63.2 [25.0] 50.6 [26.8]
Origin–destination Pairs (n) 25,945,405 6,966,009 6,016,565 1,934,309 1,453,655 1,029,386 2,632,833
Mean catchment area (min) [SD] 56.0 [5.6] 59.6 [8.8] 64.1 [9.4] 75.6 [9.9] 83.8 [16.7] 86.2 [14.8] 77.5 [16.2]
Mean accessibility index [SD] 16.2 [11.0] 11.6 [5.0] 0.05 [0.04] 0.002 [0.002] 0.235 [0.120] 0.069 [0.052] 0.338 [0.227]
  1. an = 10 for general obstetric units and n = 5 for specialized obstetric units