Table D.1Unintended home birth and transfer rates from previous studies conducted in England and Wales

AuthorPeriod conductedRegionUnintended rateaTransfer rateb
Ford441977–1989LondonNot reported18.8%
Shearer391978–1983EssexNot reported11.9%
NRPMSCG451983Northern Region56.0%(35.0%)c
NRPMSCG618,6191988Northern Region47.0%Not reported
Davies431993Northern Region45.0%43.0%
Chamberlain311994England and WalesNot reported16.0%
Weighted mean50.7%14.3%
Sensitivity analysisLower45.0%11.9%
Upper56.0%43.0%

NRPMSCG = Northern Region Perinatal Mortality Survey Coordinating Group.

a

Proportion of women who did not book a home birth but had babies at home divided by all actual home births.

b

Proportion of women who booked home births but did not have babies at home divided by all home birth bookings.

c

No denominator was obtained; hence this was not included to calculate the weighted mean.

From: Appendix D, NCC-WCH analysis to obtain the best estimate of intrapartum-related perinatal mortality in England and Wales

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