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Table 1 Participant characteristics at baseline by pre-pregnancy weight status [percentage (count)]

From: An observational study of nutrition and physical activity behaviours, knowledge, and advice in pregnancy

Characteristic Whole sample (n=582) Healthy weight*^(n=386) Overweight+^(n=196) Differencea
Age in years mean ± s.d. (range) 29.9 ± 5.1 (17–45) 29.9 ± 5.2 (17–45) 30.0± 5.1 (18–42) p=0.809
Parity Nulliparous 60.6 (351) 63.3 (243) 55.4 (108) p=0.072
Marital Status Married 62.3 (361) 62.1 (239) 62.9 (122) p=0.484
Defacto 32.2 (187) 31.9 (123) 33.0 (64)  
Single 5.3 (21) 6.0 (23) 4.1 (8)  
Education Year 10 or less 7.6 (44) 7.1 (27) 8.2 (16) p=0.003
Year 12 or equivalent 14.6 (85) 14.4 (55) 14.9 (29)  
Vocational training 33.0 (192) 29.0 (111) 41.0 (80)  
University or higher university degree 44.8 (261) 49.6 (190) 35.9 (70)  
Incomeb Low income $50 000 or less 23 (110) 20 (66) 26 (44) p=0.089
Middle income $50001 to 100000 50 (247) 48 (158) 52 (89)  
High income >$100000 28 (142) 31 (103) 23 (39)
Birth country Australia 70 (404) 65 (251) 79 (153) p=0.001
Language other than English at home 13.8 (80) 16.9 (65) 7.7 (15) p=0.003
  1. *Healthy weight= pre-pregnancy Body Mass Index <25 kg/m2; +Overweight= pre-pregnancy Body Mass Index ≥25 kg/m2; ^measured height and self reported pre-pregnancy weight; atest for significance chi squared; bn=499 total (healthy weight n=247, overweight n=147); trade, apprenticeship, certificate or diploma.