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Table 2 Health and diagnosis of GDM

From: Sources of information on Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, satisfaction with diagnostic process and information provision

  Frequency (n =116) Percentage (%)
Gestational age at the time of diagnosis Mean 24.5 weeks Rage 4–37 weeks
Pregnancy status at the time of diagnosis
 - 1st Trimester 6 5.2
 - 2nd Trimester 74 63.8
 - 3rd Trimester 36 31.0
Seeing >1 health professional before the diagnosis of GDM was made?
 - Yes 19 16.4
 - No 97 83.6
 Total: 116 100.0
Number of Health professional seen:
 - 1 99 85.3
 - More than 1 17 14.7
 - Total: 116 100.0
Type of Informed of the diagnosis of GDM:
 - At the hospital clinic 50 43.1
 - By telephone 30 25.9
 - During an office visit with GP 11 9.5
 - During an office visit with the specialist 7 6.0
 - Other (eg, text message) 18 15.5
 Total 116 100.0
Refer to source of information at the time of diagnosis of GDM
 - Yes 71 61.2
 - No 45 38.8
 Total 116 100.0
Health professional that provided more information about GDM:
 - General practitioner 11 15.5
 - Specialist endocrinologist 7 9.9
 - Specialist obstetrician 3 4.2
 - Diabetes educator nurses 33 46.5
 - Dietician 15 21.1
 - Midwife 1 1.4
 - Other 1 1.4
 Total: 71 100.0
The most useful health professional that women discussed questions about GDM with:   
 - General practitioner 12 17.0
 - Specialist endocrinologist 10 14.0
 - Specialist obstetrician 3 4.2
 - Diabetes educator nurses 37 52.1
 - Dietician 8 11.3
 - Midwife 0 0.0
 - Other 1 1.4
 Total: 71 100.0