Table 1

Breakdown of women involved in high-level obstetric incidents by mother’s ethnicity compared with the distribution of births at the maternity service

EthnicityReported incidents (%)Births at the maternity service (%)
White British18 (50.0)13 034 (55.8)
European4 (11.1)1861 (8.0)
Indian0 (0.0)662 (2.8)
Pakistani4 (11.1)2330 (10.0)
Bangladeshi1 (2.8)354 (1.5)
Other Asian2 (5.6)1624 (7.0)
Black African4 (11.1)1730 (7.4)
Black Caribbean1 (2.8)294 (1.3)
Other/Mixed2 (5.6)1461 (6.3)