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Table 3 Comparison of women included in the Akershus Birth Cohort and all women who gave birth in Norway in 2010

From: Fear of childbirth and elective caesarean section: a population-based study

  The Akershus Birth Cohort Study All woman who gave birth in Norway in 2010
Mean maternal age 31.3 years 30.2 years
First time mothers 48.9 % 42.6 %
Smoking during pregnancy 6.6 % 7.2 %
Single women 1.1 % 9.1 %
Elective caesarean section 5.0 % 6.5 %