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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study sample

From: Documentation of guideline adherence in antenatal records across maternal weight categories: a chart review

Variable Number and proportion (%) of study sample unless otherwise indicated
Maternal age  
 Years, mean (SD) 29.9 (5.8)
 < 35 years 231 (77.0%)
 ≥ 35 years 69 (23.0%)
Ethnicity  
 Caucasian 174 (58.0%)
 Other 64 (21.3%)
 Blank 59 (19.7%)
 Not legible 3 (1.0%)
Marital status  
 Married or common-law 230 (76.7%)
 Single 36 (12.0%)
 Blank 33 (11.0%)
 Unclear (not legible or discrepant documentation) 1 (0.3%)
Education  
 Post-secondary 156 (52.0%)
 Secondary or less 57 (19.0%)
 Blank 83 (27.7%)
 Not legible 4 (1.3%)
Occupation  
 Work outside the home 180 (60.0%)
 Homemaker 50 (16.7%)
 Student 17 (5.7%)
 Unemployed 19 (6.3%)
 Blank 24 (8.0%)
 Unclear (not legible or discrepant documentation) 10 (3.3%)
Currently smoking 44 (14.7%)
Pregnancy history  
 First time giving birth 86 (28.7%)
 One or more previous births 214 (71.3%)
BMI classification  
 Underweight (BMI ≤ 18.4 kg/m2) 11 (3.7%)
 Normal weight (BMI 18.5-24.9 kg/m2) 126 (42.0%)
 Overweight (BMI 25.0-29.9 kg/m2) or when height unavailable weight of 70–89 kg [17] (most pre-pregnancy) 79 (26.3%)
 Obese (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m2) or when height unavailable weight of ≥ 90 kg [13, 17, 18] (most pre-pregnancy) 82 (27.3%)
 No weight recorded anywhere on chart 2 (0.7%)