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Table 4 Numbers and percentages of women formally detained during the first admission in the perinatal period by ethnicity

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

  Ethnicity Women with a mental health admission in the perinatal period, n Women detained under mental health act during the first admission in the perinatal period, n (%) 95% LCL (%) 95% UCL (%)
A White British 443 130 (29.3) 25.3 33.7
B Irish ** ** ** **
C Other White backgrounds 67 38 (56.7)* 44.8 67.9
D White and Black Caribbean ** ** ** **
E White and Black African ** ** ** **
F White and Asian ** ** ** **
G Other mixed backgrounds ** ** ** **
H Indian 9 7 (77.8)* 45.3 93.7
J Pakistani 39 26 (66.7)* 51.0 79.4
K Bangladeshi 19 13 (68.4)* 46.0 84.6
L Other Asian backgrounds 17 11 (64.7)* 41.3 82.7
M Caribbean 12 4 (33.3) 13.8 60.9
N African 39 24 (61.5)* 45.9 75.1
P Any other Black backgrounds 13 5 (38.5) 17.7 64.5
R Chinese ** ** ** **
S Other ethnic groups 34 17 (50.0)* 34.1 65.9
  Total 713 282   
  1. Table shows the number of women aged 18+ who had a birth episode in 2017 who had one or more mental health inpatient admissions recorded during their perinatal period (and where their first recorded contact in the dataset was also within their perinatal period). It provides the number of these who also had a Mental Health Act legal status classification (formally detained under the Mental Health Act) starting on, during or up to 7 days prior to their first admission. The proportion of women with a mental health admission who had a corresponding legal status indicating they were formally detained is shown along with 95% confidence intervals)
  2. LCL lower confidence limit, UCL upper confidence limit
  3. *Proportion is significantly different (p < 0.05) from the White British group
  4. **Numbers are suppressed due to small numbers < 5