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Table 1 Maternal characteristics and key social indicators by antenatal model of care, 2004-2009

From: The Murri clinic: a comparative retrospective study of an antenatal clinic developed for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women

Indicator Definition MC SC % difference p
   n (%) n (%)   
Age <20 61 (16.9) 73 (18.2) −1.3 0.587
20-24 96 (26.7) 106 (26.4) 0.3
25-29 80 (22.2) 106 (26.4) −4.2
30-34 74 (20.6) 75 (18.7) 1.9
35-39 40 (11.1) 33 (8.2) 2.9
40+ 9 (2.5) 8 (2.0) 0.5
BMI Underweight (≤18.50) 26 (8.8) 32 (9.3) −0.6 0.207
Optimal (18.51-<25) 121 (40.9) 164 (47.8) −6.9
Overweight (25–30) 71 (24.0) 78 (22.7) 1.3
Obese (>30) 78 (26.4) 69 (20.1) 6.2
Parity Primiparous 103 (28.7) 151 (38.2) −9.5 0.002
One 82 (22.8) 99 (25.1) −2.2
Two 55 (15.3) 63 (16.0) −0.6
Three 45 (12.5) 36 (9.1) 3.4
More than three 74 (20.6) 46 (11.7) 9.0
Marital status Married/de facto 153 (46.5) 240 (62.2) −15.7 <0.001
Single/never married 165 (51.6) 126 (35.2) 15.8
Divorced/separated 8 (2.4) 10 (2.6) −0.2
Cannabis use at first visit Asked at booking 34 (9.5) 24 (6.0) 3.5 0.071
Alcohol consumption during pregnancy Asked at booking 22 (6.1) 33 (8.2) −2.1 0.260
Smoking Asked at booking 188 (52.4) 184 (46.1) 6.3 0.086
Iron deficiency anaemia a Asked at booking pre-existing or current issue 13 (7.1) 22 (14.7) −7.5 0.026
Domestic Violence (afraid for physical safety) a Asked at booking 5 (3.0) 4 (3.3) −0.3 1.000
Domestic Violence (emotional abuse) a Asked at booking 8 (4.9) 8 (6.7) −1.8 0.605
DOCS involvement a Asked at booking “Have you ever had any help from DOCs” 14 (13.9) 15 (10.0) 3.9 0.287
  1. a 2007–2009 only.