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Table 1 Interviewee characteristics at time of first caesarean birth

From: Recovery after caesarean birth: a qualitative study of women's accounts in Victoria, Australia

  Zone of clinical practice (1stcaesarean)
  Central zone n = 12 Grey zone n = 11 Peripheral zone n = 9
Age    
20-24yrs 1 0 0
25-34 8 8 6
35-39 1 3 2
40-42 2 0 0
Admission status    
Public 11 7 6
Private 2 4 2
Parity at 1 st caesarean    
Primiparous 11 9 3
Multiparous 1 2 9
Educational attainment    
Secondary 5 5 4
Further education, incl. tertiary studies 7 6 5
Employment status    
Student 1 0 1
Full time employment 12 11 7
Part-time employment 0 0 2
Marital status    
Married 8 11 7
De Facto 3 2 1
Place of residence    
Metropolitan 10 11 7
Regional/Rural 1 2 1
Country of Birth/1 st language other than English spoken    
Australia 8 11 3
South East Asia 1 0 1
UK/NZ 3 0 4
Other European 0 0 1
1st language other than English 1 0 2
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