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Table 1 Prevalence of childbirth fear by WDEQ-A cut points

From: Prevalence of childbirth fear in an Australian sample of pregnant women

Author, Yr, Country Gestation screened WDEQ cut point Population Parity Prevalence
Ryding, 1998. [5]. Sweden. K32 WDEQ ≥85 Swedish All 10%
Nullips, Mean 54.1
Multis, Mean 57.7
Zar, 2001. [24]. Sweden. K32 WDEQ ≥66 Swedish All, Mean 57 26%
Nullips, Mean 58.6 26%
Multis, Mean 50.3 26%
Johnson, 2002. [14]. UK. K32 WDEQ - UK Nullips, Mean 65.4 -
Multis, Mean 58
Zar, 2002. [25]. Sweden. K32 WDEQ ≥ 85 Swedish All, Mean 57 11%
WDEQ ≥ 100 2.4%
Kjergaard, 2008. [22]. Sweden. K37 WDEQ ≥85 Swedish & Danish Nullips, Mean 59 11%
Fenwick, 2009. [6]. Australia. K36 WDEQ ≥ 66 Australian All, Mean 57.8 (6–115) 27%
Nullips, Mean 62.4 33%
Multis, Mean 53.6 20%
Hall, 2009. [16]. Canada. K35-39 WDEQ ≥66 Canadian All, Mean 52.9 25%
Spice, 2009. [26]. Canada. K24 WDEQ ≥85 Canadian All 9.1%
Nieminen, 2009. [27]. Sweden. K16-32 WDEQ ≥ 85 Swedish All, Mean 62.8 15.6%
Nullips, Mean 64.5 14.8%
Multis, Mean 60.7 16.5%
WDEQ ≥ 100 All, Mean 62.8 5.7%
Rouhe, 2009. [28]. Finland. K22 WDEQ ≥ 100 Finnish All, Mean 68.3  
Nullips < K20, Mean 70.7 7.0%
Nullips > K20, Mean 74.7
Multis < K20, Mean 63 7.7%
Multis > K20 Mean 69.7
Adams, 2012. [4]. Norway. K32 WDEQ ≥85 Norwegian All – Mean 56.7 7.5%
Nordeng, 2012. [29]. Norway. K32 WDEQ ≥85 Norwegian All 7.8%
Storksen, 2012. [30]. Norway. K32 WDEQ ≥85 Norwegian All – Mean 56.8 8%
Salomonsson, 2013. [31]. Sweden. K26 WDEQ ≥85 Swedish Nullips, Mean 68.5 20.8%
Rouhe, 2013. [32]. Finland. K11-13 WDEQ ≥ 100 Finnish Nullips 8.1%