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Table 1 Sample characteristics (N = 21)

From: Mothers’ experience of their contact with their stillborn infant: An interpretative phenomenological analysis

  Mean (SD) or N (%)
Age (years) 35.43 (5.22)
Marital status  
 Married 14 (66.67 %)
 Co-habiting 7 (33.33 %)
Ethnic background  
 White UK 18 (85.17 %)
 White other 2 (9.52 %)
 Other 1 (4.76 %)
Employment status  
 Full-time 12 (57.14 %)
 Part-time 5 (23.81 %)
 Home-maker 2 (9.52 %)
 Unemployed 2 (9.52 %)
Household income  
 £0-19,999 2 (9.52 %)
 £20-29,999 2 (9.52 %)
 £30-39,999 5 (23.81 %)
 £40-49,999 4 (19.05 %)
 £ + 50,000 8 (38.1 %)
Total number of pregnancies (including stillbirth) 2.0 (1.2)
Weeks of gestation at stillbirth 35.17 (5.21)
History of previous pregnancy loss  
 Miscarriage 3 (14.29 %)
 Stillbirth 1 (4.76 %)