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Table 1 Participant Characteristics (N = 299)

From: Quality of prenatal care questionnaire: psychometric testing in an Australia population

Characteristic Mean (SD)a
 Maternal age (years) (n = 298) 30.3 (5.7)
 Gestational age at first antenatal care visit (weeks) (n = 292) 12.9 (6.2)
 Gestational age at delivery (weeks) (n = 297) 39.2 (1.4)
 Infant birth weight (grams) (n = 296) 3387.3 (507.3)
  n (%)a
Marital status (n = 296)  
 Married 172 (58.1)
 Living with a partner 88 (29.7)
 Single (never married) 32 (10.8)
 Divorced 4 (1.4)
Household income (n = 261)  
 No income 2 (0.8)
 Under $20,000 31 (11.9)
 $20,001 to $50,000 60 (23.0)
 $50,001 to $80,000 61 (23.4)
 $80,001 to $100,000 55 (21.1)
 $100,001 and over 52 (19.9)
Highest level of education (n = 299)  
 Less than high school 43 (14.3)
 Completed high school 60 (20.1)
 Some community college or TAFE 14 (4.7)
 Completed community college or TAFE 64 (21.4)
 Some university 24 (8.0)
 Completed bachelor’s degree 56 (18.7)
 Post graduate degree 38 (12.7)
Born in Australia (n = 299)  
 Yes 196 (65.6)
 No 103 (34.4)
Language spoken most often at home (n = 291)  
 English 236 (81.1)
 Other 55 (18.9)
Antenatal care providerb (n = 299)  
 Midwife 201 (67.2)
 General practitioner 163 (54.5)
 Obstetrician 142 (47.5)
Site of antenatal care (n = 270)  
 GP’s surgery 85 (31.5)
 Private obstetrician’s office 24 (8.9)
 Outpatient department of a hospital 142 (52.6)
 Community-based clinic 19 (7.0)
Type of delivery (n = 297)  
 Vaginal 197 (66.3)
 Planned C-section 49 (16.5)
 Unplanned C-section 51 (17.2)
Parity (n-291)  
 Primipara 123 (42.3)
 Multipara 168 (57.7)
Maternal health (n = 299)  
 Chronic health problem 41 (13.7)
 Complication during pregnancy 94 (31.4)
 Medical problem since delivery 19 (6.4)
  1. aMissing responses were excluded from the analysis; valid percentages are reported
  2. bPercentage reported for antenatal care providers is > 100 as women were instructed to indicate all that applied