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Table 1 Demographic, clinical and lifestyle characteristics of pregnant women hospitalised for interpersonal violence and a comparison group: Western Australia, 2002-2008

From: Maternal and foetal outcomes among pregnant women hospitalised due to interpersonal violence: A population based study in Western Australia, 2002-2008

  Pregnant women hospitalised for interpersonal violence (n = 468)   Pregnant women not hospitalised for interpersonal violence (n = 3,744)   P****
  n % n %  
Women's age (years)      <0.001
≤20 140 30.0 419 11.2  
21 - 25 148 31.6 685 18.3  
26 - 30 98 20.9 1,153 30.8  
31 - 35 50 10.7 1,017 27.2  
≥36 32 6.8 470 12.6  
Indigenous status      <0.001
Yes 311 66.5 193 5.2  
No 157 33.5 3,551 94.8  
Parity*      <0.001
0 88 18.8 1,637 43.7  
1 75 16.0 963 25.7  
2 82 17.5 558 14.9  
3+ 223 47.7 586 15.7  
Gestational age (weeks)      <0.001
≤27 13 2.8 32 0.9  
28 - 32 18 3.9 44 1.2  
33 - 36 65 13.9 212 5.7  
≥37 372 79.5 3,456 92.3  
Marital status      <0.001
Yes** 183 40.9 2,823 76.3  
No*** 264 59.1 879 23.7  
Maternal smoking      <0.001
Yes 276 59.0 691 18.5  
No 192 41.0 3,053 81.5  
  1. * Parity is defined as the number of live-born children a woman has delivered; ** married or de facto relationship; *** widowed, divorced or single; **** P values from chi-squared tests