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Table 3 Opinions on resources which may help minimise weight gain in pregnancy and perceived barriers to their uptake among women concerned about weight gain

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

Resources All (n=256) BMI > 25 & < 29.9 kg/m2(n=95) BMI > 30 kg/m2(n=161) SIMD 1–3 (n=98) SIMD 4–5 (n=56) SIMD 6–10 (n=102)
Advice on physical activity 107 (42) 37 (39) 70 (44) 37 (38) 24 (43) 46 (45)
Access to sports/leisure facilities 92 (36) 41 (43) 52 (32) 38 (39) 13 (23) 42 (41)
Leaflets on healthy eating in pregnancy 93 (36) 37 (39) 57 (35) 38 (39) 15 (27) 41 (40)
Leaflets on healthy eating 58 (23) 23 (24) 36 (22) 23 (24) 14 (15) 22 (22)
Attending a clinic to get advice targeted to me 33 (13) 10 (11) 23 (14) 12 (12) 3 (5) 18 (18)
Attending a group about healthy eating 31 (12) 12 (13) 19 (11) 9 (9) 8 (14) 14 (14)
Attending a class to learn how to cook healthy meals 26 (10) 13 (14) 13 (8) 8 (8) 7 (13) 11 (11)
Supermarket tour 3 (1) 1 (1) 2 (1) 1 (1) 0 2 (2)
Perceived barriers to uptake of resources       
Getting time of work 120 (47) 50 (53) 70 (44) 36 (37) 31 (55) 53 (52)
Other children to look after 84 (33) 31 (33) 53 (33) 37 (38) 19 (34) 28 (27)
Too shy to go into a new situation 33 (13) 10 (11) 23 (14) 18 (18) 6 (11) 9 (9)
Cost of travel 15 (6) 6 (6) 9 (6) 7 (7) 2 (4) 6 (6)
What would help attendance at classes/appointments?       
Held near my home 111 (43) 46 (48) 66 (41) 45 (46) 27 (48) 40 (39)
If they were held in evening or at weekends 119 (46) 45 (47) 74 (46) 42 (43) 25 (45) 52 (51)
If I could bring a partner or friend 65 (25) 22 (23) 43 (27) 38 (39) 9 (16) 18 (18
If they were not held in a clinic or hospital 8 (31) 5 (5) 3 (2) 4 (4) 2 (4) 2 (2)