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Table 1 Ethnicity of women in the initial dataset and in subgroups of women in receipt of mental health support

From: Differences in access and utilisation of mental health services in the perinatal period for women from ethnic minorities—a population-based study

  Ethnicity All 18+, birth episodes, n (%) A) Women with a mental health contact starting in the perinatal period, n (%) B) Women with a mental health admission during the perinatal period with no contacts before the perinatal period, n (%)
A White British 355,719 (57.8) 16,552 (75.0) 442 (62.0)
B Irish 3028 (0.5) 111 (0.5) **
C Other White backgrounds 64,177 (10.4) 1493 (6.8) 67 (9.4)
D White and Black Caribbean 3126 (0.5) 200 (0.9) 7 (1.0)
E White and Black African 1453 (0.2) 64 (0.3) **
F White and Asian 1746 (0.3) 58 (0.3) **
G Other mixed backgrounds 3978 (0.6) 204 (0.9) **
H Indian 17,960 (2.9) 312 (1.4) 9 (1.3)
J Pakistani 24,132 (3.9) 545 (2.5) 39 (5.5)
K Bangladeshi 8492 (1.4) 219 (1.0) 19 (2.7)
L Other Asian backgrounds 13,071 (2.1) 318 (1.4) 17 (2.4)
M Caribbean 4883 (0.8) 259 (1.2) 12 (1.7)
N African 18,009 (2.9) 428 (1.9) 39 (5.5)
P Any other Black backgrounds 4130 (0.7) 192 (0.9) 13 (1.8)
R Chinese 3822 (0.6) 79 (0.4) **
S Other ethnic groups 20,963 (3.4) 603 (2.7) 34 (4.8)
NK Not known 66,403 (10.8) 436 (2.0) **
  Total 615,092 (100) 22,073 (3.5) 713 (3.2)
  1. The table shows the size, ethnic structure (including missing ethnicities) of the 2017 birth episode dataset and the subgroups considered within this analysis. A) Women with one or more mental health contacts during their perinatal period (PNP) where the first contact is within PNP. B) Women with one or more mental health inpatient admissions during the PNP where the first contact is also within PNP. Numbers and percentages for each subgroup are provided
  2. **Numbers are suppressed due to small numbers < 5