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Table 1 Characteristics of women and their partners

From: Fathers’ engagement in pregnancy and childbirth: evidence from a national survey

  n %
Parity   
Primiparous 2610 50.1
Multiparous 2603 49.9
Mother’s age   
<25 795 15.7
25-34 2953 58.2
35+ 1326 26.1
Father’s age   
<25 217 9.6
25-34 1327 58.6
35+ 721 31.8
Mother’s Ethnic group   
White 4405 86.0
Mixed 94 1.8
Asian or Asian British 375 7.3
Black or Black British 185 3.6
Chinese or Other 63 1.2
Index of Multiple Deprivation (quintiles)   
1 (least deprived) 1040 20.1
2 1024 19.8
3 1104 21.4
4 966 18.7
5 1036 20.0
Age woman left full-time education   
</= 16 years 1176 23.0
>16 years 3948 77.0