Table 1:

Observed and expected rates, absolute rate differences and rate ratios of mental health visits for postpartum people in Ontario from March to November 2020

MonthNo. of eligible postpartum peopleNo. of postpartum people with a visit (% of eligible people)No. of visitsNo. of virtual visits (% of visits)Rate/1000 postpartum peopleAbsolute rate difference (95% CI)Incidence rate ratio (95% CI)
ObservedExpected*
Overall
 March137 7664714 (3.4)60002778 (46.3)43.640.43.1 (1.2 to 4.9)1.08 (1.03 to 1.13)
 April137 4674928 (3.6)69735910 (84.8)50.738.911.7 (10.0 to 13.5)1.30 (1.24 to 1.36)
 May137 8674761 (3.5)66165438 (82.2)48.041.26.7 (4.8 to 8.6)1.16 (1.11 to 1.22)
 June137 7075058 (3.7)70345533 (78.7)51.139.112.0 (10.2 to 13.7)1.31 (1.25 to 1.37)
 July138 2385058 (3.7)68235094 (74.7)49.436.712.6 (10.9 to 14.2)1.34 (1.28 to 1.41)
 August137 6094721 (3.4)61964531 (73.1)45.037.97.1 (5.4 to 8.8)1.19 (1.14 to 1.24)
 September136 8205026 (3.7)67624957 (73.3)49.438.610.8 (9.0 to 12.5)1.28 (1.22 to 1.34)
 October135 3775016 (3.7)67324926 (73.2)49.740.89.0 (7.1 to 10.8)1.22 (1.17 to 1.28)
 November133 2414999 (3.8)68554960 (72.4)51.540.910.6 (8.7 to 12.4)1.26 (1.20 to 1.32)
Primary care provider visits
 March137 7663528 (2.6)41821840 (44.0)30.427.52.9 (1.6 to 4.1)1.11 (1.06 to 1.16)
 April137 4673658 (2.7)47143786 (80.3)34.325.88.5 (7.2 to 9.6)1.33 (1.27 to 1.39)
 May137 8673517 (2.6)44843424 (76.4)32.527.45.1 (3.9 to 6.4)1.19 (1.13 to 1.24)
 June137 7073736 (2.7)46913322 (70.8)34.126.18.0 (6.7 to 9.1)1.31 (1.25 to 1.37)
 July138 2383723 (2.7)45573066 (67.2)33.024.78.3 (7.2 to 9.4)1.34 (1.28 to 1.40)
 August137 6093471 (2.5)42312781 (65.5)30.725.84.9 (3.7 to 6.1)1.19 (1.14 to 1.25)
 September136 8203712 (2.7)45242987 (65.2)33.125.97.1 (5.9 to 8.3)1.27 (1.22 to 1.33)
 October135 3773689 (2.7)44962938 (64.7)33.227.45.8 (4.5 to 7.0)1.21 (1.16 to 1.27)
 November133 2413726 (2.8)45372935 (63.9)34.126.97.1 (5.8 to 8.3)1.26 (1.21 to 1.32)
Psychiatrist visits
 March137 7661352 (1.0)1818938 (51.6)13.213.00.2 (−0.6 to 1.0)1.02 (0.96 to 1.08)
 April137 4671454 (1.1)22592124 (94.0)16.413.23.2 (2.4 to 4.0)1.24 (1.17 to 1.32)
 May137 8671437 (1.0)21322014 (94.5)15.513.91.5 (0.6 to 2.4)1.11 (1.04 to 1.18)
 June137 7071568 (1.1)23432211 (94.4)17.013.14.0 (3.1 to 4.8)1.30 (1.22 to 1.39)
 July138 2381555 (1.1)22662034 (89.8)16.412.14.3 (3.5 to 5.0)1.35 (1.27 to 1.44)
 August137 6091434 (1.0)19651761 (89.6)14.312.12.2 (1.4 to 2.9)1.18 (1.11 to 1.26)
 September136 8201529 (1.1)22382021 (89.9)16.412.73.6 (2.8 to 4.4)1.29 (1.21 to 1.37)
 October135 3771500 (1.1)22362031 (90.2)16.513.43.1 (2.3 to 3.9)1.23 (1.16 to 1.31)
 November133 2411484 (1.1)23182095 (89.0)17.414.03.4 (2.5 to 4.2)1.24 (1.16 to 1.32)
  • Note: CI = confidence interval.

  • * Expected visit rates were established from negative binomial regression models.

  • For October and November 2020, not all births were yet reported to the Canadian Institutes for Health Information. Therefore, the data from those 2 months will not be generalizable to the whole province.