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Table 4 Comparison of childbirth fear by demographic and obstetric factors

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

Characteristics WDEQ-A score (Md) n (%) Statistic p-value Effect
Demographic
Age (WDEQ Mean) 49.5 1,382 (98.0) r = -0.19 0.49 r = -0.19
In a relationship   1,380 (97.9) z = -1.73 0.84 r = .05
Y 49 1,273 (90.3)
N 56 107 (7.6)
Education   1,382 (98.0) t = .-.966 0.33 eta = -6.76
(WDEQ Mean)   
≤Yr12 48.9 691 (49.0)    
>Yr12 50.1 691 (49.0)
Employment   1,379 (97.8) z = -2.07 0.03 r = -0.06
Paid 50 1,000 (70.9)
Unpaid 47 379 (26.9)
Income   1,316 (93.3) z = -.39 0.7 r = 0.01
<$78,000 50 775 (54.9)
≥$78,000 50 541 (38.4)
Obstetric
Parity (WDEQ   1,386 (98.3) t = 8.518 <0.001 eta = 0.05
Mean)   
Nullipara 55.1 604 (42.8)
Multipara 45.2 782 (55.5)
Last Birth Mode   775 (96.8) z = -5.38 <0.001 r = -0.19
Non-operative 40 519 (64.8)
Operative birth 51 256 (32.0)
Missing   26 ( 3.2)