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Table 1 Participant characteristics

From: Gestational weight gain information: seeking and sources among pregnant women

Characteristics (n = 368) Mean (SD)
Gestation (weeks) 20.8 (5.5)
Gestation at first clinic visit (weeks) 16.1 (4.3)
  n (%)
Maternal age (mean 32.5 years, SD 4.5)  
 ≤25 years 20 (5.4)
 26–30 years 142 (38.6)
 31–35 years 119 (32.3)
 ≥36 years 87 (23.6)
Country of birth  
 Australia 230 (62.5)
 Overseas 138 (37.5)
Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander  
 Yes 1 (0.3)
 No 367 (99.7)
Language  
 English 244 (66.3)
 LOTE 124 (33.7)
Relationship status  
 Married/defacto 360 (97.8)
 Separated/widowed/never married 8 (2.2)
Education  
 Secondary or less 40 (10.9)
 Trade/Certificate or Diploma 101 (27.5)
 Tertiary 227 (61.7)
Main daily activity  
 Working full time 137 (37.2)
 Working part time 118 (32.1)
 Raising children 92 (25.0)
 Unemployed 13 (3.5)
 Studying full time 8 (2.2)
Household income  
 <$51,999 72 (19.6)
 $52–77,999 64 (17.4)
 $78–99,999 72 (19.6)
 >$99,999 109 (29.6)
Did not answer 51 (13.9)
Single/multiple pregnancy  
 Single 360 (97.8)
 Multiple 8 (2.2)
Parity  
 0 173 (47.0)
 ≥1 195 (53.0)
BMI kg/m2 (mean 24.6, SD 5.6)  
 Underweight (<18.5 kg/m2) 18 (4.9)
 Healthy weight (18.5–24.9 kg/m2) 219 (59.5)
 Overweight (25–29.9 kg/m2) 75 (20.4)
 Obese (30–34.9 kg/m2) 56 (15.2)
Use internet  
 Yes 363 (99.2)
 No 3 (0.8)
Mobile phone ownership  
 Yes 362 (98.6)
 No 5 (1.4)
  1. BMI body mass index, LOTE, language other than English, SD standard deviation