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Table 2 Baseline maternal characteristic of the decision aid group and the pamphlet group

From: Assisting informed decision making for labour analgesia: a randomised controlled trial of a decision aid for labour analgesia versus a pamphlet

Maternal Characteristics Decision Aid
(n = 395)
n (%)
Pamphlet
(n = 201)
n (%)
Maternal Age [mean years]
(range)
30.9
(21 - 44)
30.7
(19 - 44)
Gestational age at recruitment [mean weeks]
(range)
35.8
(28 - 40)
36.0
(30 - 38)
Education   
   Primary school 18 (4.6) 12 (6.0)
   High School 45 (11.4) 24 (11.9)
   Technical/other 100 (25.3) 59 (29.4)
   University 232 (58.7) 106 (52.7)
Marital status   
   Living with partner 377 (95.2) 185 (92.1)
   Not living with partner 18 (4.8) 16 (7.9)
Type of obstetric care   
   Public 347 (87.9) 176 (87.7)
   Private 44 (11.2) 23 (11.5)
   n missing (%) 4 (1.1) 2 (1.0)
Smoking status at first antenatal appointment [self-report]   
   Current smoker 21 (7.4) 12 (9.3)
   Ex-smoker 38 (13.4) 16 (12.4)
   Never smoked 336 (79.0) 173 (78.2)
Proportion who had 'definite' plans to use   
   Support person 300 (87.0) 152 (81.7)
   Bath 147 (38.7) 76 (39.9)
   Nitrous Oxide 72 (18.7) 36 (18.5)
Opioid analgesia
Epidural analgesia
10 (2.6)
28 (7.1)
6 (3.2)
18 (9.0)
Knowledge mean score (SD) 53.4 (21) 54.3 (20)
[% correct responses]   
n missing (%) 14 (3.5) 4 (2)
Decisional Conflict mean score (SD) 31.4 (12.8) 31.2 (13.4)
[0-100, 0 = very low decisional conflict]   
n missing (%) 9 (2.8) 2 (1)
Anxiety mean score (SD) 34 (10) 34 (11)
[20-80, 20 = low anxiety]   
n missing (%) 5 (1.2) 2 (1)
  1. Per cent may not add up to 100 due to rounding.