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Table 2 Opinions on current weight and potential gestational weight gain

From: Prevention and management of excessive gestational weight gain: a survey of overweight and obese pregnant women

  All respondents (n=428) BMI > 25 & < 29.9 kg/m2(n=197) BMI >30 kg/m2(n=231) SIMD 1–3 (n=163) SIMD 4–5 (n=96) SIMD 6–10 (n=169)
Views on current weight       
Comfortable 173 (19) 69 (35) 12 (5) 34 (21) 14 (15) 33 (19)
Probably a bit heavy 148 (35) 81 (41) 67 (29) 52 (32) 39 (41) 57 (34)
Been trying to watch weight already 107 (25) 28 (14) 79 (34) 42 (26) 27 (28) 38 (22)
Not happy 86 (20) 17 (9) 69 (30) 33 (20) 15 (16) 38 (22)
No response 6 (>1) 2 (>1) 4 (>1) 2 (>1) 1 (>1) 3 (2)
Opinions concerning weight gain in previous pregnancies (n=252)      
Acceptable weight gain & return to pre pregnancy weight 85 (37) 46 (47) 39 (29) 28 (30) 51 (43) 40 (44)
Acceptable weight gain but did not return to pre-pregnancy weight 71 (30) 25 (26) 45 (33) 28 (30) 33 (28) 25 (27)
Gained a lot of weight but lost it after having the baby 39 (17) 20 (20) 19 (14) 14 (15) 22 (18) 13 (15)
Gained a lot of weight but did not lose it after having the baby 39 (17) 7 (7) 32 (24) 22 (24) 14 (11) 8 (9)
No response 19 (8) 1 (<1) 10 (14) 10 (10) 6 (10) 5 (5)
Views on potential weight gain in current pregnancy (n=428)       
Not concerned 162 (39) 95 (50) 65 (28) 62 (38) 100 (38) 61 (36)
Expect to gain some weight but don’t want it to be too much 199 (47) 77 (40) 120 (52) 76 (47) 123 (48) 84 (49)
Really worried about gaining too much weight 57 (13) 16 (9) 41 (18) 22 (14) 35 (13) 18 (11)
No response 10 (<1) 12 (1) 2 (<1) 4 (<1) 3 (<1) 6 (3)
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