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Table 3 Demographic characteristics of prospective study

From: Deprivation and poor psychosocial support are key determinants of late antenatal presentation and poor fetal outcomes-a combined retrospective and prospective study

Variables Early booking n = 114 Late booking n = 44 Significance
Age (years): mean (range;SD) 29.75 (17.62–40.20;5.33) 29.89 (18.40–43.88;6.42) P = 0.893
Teenage pregnancy = Yes : % (n) 4.4 (5) 4.5 (2) P = 0.965
Maternal age > 35 years = Yes: % (n) 19.3 (22) 25.0 (11) P = 0.429
Parity: median (range) 0 (0–4) 1 (0–6) P = 0.046
Multiparous: % (n) 49.1 (56) 59.1 (26) P = 0.261
Married/Partnership = No: % (n) 43.9 (50) 65.9 (29) P = 0.013
White ethnicity = No: % (n) 27.2 (31) 25.0 (11) P = 0.780
Employment = No: % (n) 21.6 (24) 31.8 (14) P = 0.183
Further education: % (n) No qualifications 2.7 (3) 4.7 (2)  
Up to NVQ level 2 28.3 (32) 32.6 (14)  
Up to NVQ level 3 15.9 (18) 25.6 (11) P = 0.440
Up to professional qualifications 46.0 (52) 32.6 (14)  
Foreign qualifications 7.1 (8) 4.7 % (2)  
Smoking status = Yes: %(n) 8.8 (10) 15.9 (7) P = 0.201
Body mass index (kg/m2): mean (range, SD) 25.12 (17.54–42.24;5.21) 22.96 (18.59–30.47;3.38) P = 0.082