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Table 1 Interviewees’ characteristics by group according to the a priori sampling criteria

From: Why do women invest in pre-pregnancy health and care? A qualitative investigation with women attending maternity services

  Survey Qualitative groupings
Sampling criteria Low investors (11) High investors (9) Absent pre-pregnancy period (6) Poor knowledge (5) Prepared (9)
Young age < =23 1 0 0 1 0
Older age = > 37 2 3 1 1 3
Not ‘White British’ 4 5 3 1 5
Not living with husband/partner 2 2 2 1 1
Pre-existing health condition 4 4 3 1 4