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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics and reproductive health of 592 nulliparous pregnant women recruited systematically in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia

From: Age, mode of conception, health service use and pregnancy health: a prospective cohort study of Australian women

  Total SC ARTC
   n=295 n=297
Age Mean (SD) 33.71 (4.92) 32.05 (4.65) 35.37 (4.62)***
Born in Australia n (%) 425 (71.8) 196 (66.4) 229 (77.1)**
Only English spoken at home n (%) 493 (83.3) 238 (80.7) 255 (85.9)
Married n (%) 464 (78.4) 220 (74.6) 244 (82.2)*
Post-secondary education n (%) 486 (82.1) 251 (85.1) 235 (79.1)
Professional occupation n (%) 442 (74.7) 212 (72.4) 230 (78.0)
In paid employment (part- or full-time) n (%) 450 (76.0) 243 (82.4) 207 (69.7)***
Have private health insurance n (%) 466 (78.7) 205 (69.5) 261 (87.9)***
Have had previous pregnancy/ies n (%) 222 (37.5) 94 (31.9) 128 (43.1)**
Previous miscarriage n (%) 154 (26.0) 55 (18.6) 99 (33.3)
Previous termination n (%) 86 (14.5) 46 (15.6) 40 (13.5)
Previous stillbirth / neonatal death n (%) 3 (0.5) 1 (0.3) 2 (0.7)
Time to pregnancy Mean (SD) (months) 24.45 (62.83) 9.73 (59.64) 39.08 (62.59)***
Expecting multiples n (%) 28 (4.7) 5 (1.7) 23 (7.7)***
Feelings about current pregnancy n (%):    
Not pleased 17 (2.9) 16 (5.4) 1 (0.3)
Pleased, but it was a bit inconvenient 41 (6.9) 39 (13.3) 2 (0.7)
Very pleased 533 (90.2) 239 (81.3) 294 (99.0)***
  1. * p<0.05; ** p<0.01; *** p<0.001.