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Table 2 Study sample

From: Dutch women in midwife-led care at the onset of labour: which pain relief do they prefer and what do they use?

Characteristics of the study sample (N = 1511)
  N % PRNadata %
Age group (years)    
  <25 100 6.6 -
  25–35 1191 78.8 -
  >35 220 14.6 -
Education level    
  Low 157 10.4 15.5
  Medium 501 33.2 36.4
  High 853 56.5 48.2
Ethnic background b n = 1509   
  Dutch 1336 88.5 74.2
  Non - Dutch 173 11.5 20.8
Planned place of birth c n = 1470   
  Home 910 61.9 -
  Hospital 565 38.1 -
Parity    
  Nulliparous 686 45.4 45.8
  Parous 825 54.6 54.2
  1. aData of the Dutch pregnant population (PRN. 2009).
  2. bMissing ethnic background n = 2.
  3. cMissing planned place of birth n = 41.