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Table 1 Characteristics of participants by region of recruitment

From: Concerns, attitudes, beliefs and information seeking practices with respect to nutrition-related issues: a qualitative study in French pregnant women

  Aix-en-Provence
(n = 13)
Paris
(n = 27)
Total
(n = 40)
Agea (years) 31.9 ± 5.5 29.7 ± 3.4 30.5 ± 4.2
Pre-pregnancy BMIa (kg/m2) 21.8 ± 3.0 22.5 ± 3.7 22.2 ± 3.4
Trimester of pregnancyb
1st
2nd
3rd
15.4 % (2)
23.1 % (3)
61.5 % (8)
11.1 % (3)
63.0 % (17)
25.9 % (7)
12.5 % (5)
50.0 % (20)
37.5 % (15)
Primiparasb 46.2 % (6) 51.9 % (14) 50.0 % (20)
Household incomeb (€ per month)
<2000
2000–4000
>4000
Don’t wish to answer
23.1 % (3)
38.5 % (5)
30.8 % (4)
7.7 % (1)
11.1 % (3)
55.6 % (15)
22.2 % (6)
11.1 % (3)
15.0 % (6)
50.0 % (20)
25.0 % (10)
10.0 % (4)
Had previously followed a dietb
Never
Once
Several times
30.8 % (4)
30.8 % (4)
38.5 % (5)
51.9 % (14)
11.1 % (3)
37.0 % (10)
45.0 % (18)
17.5 % (7)
37.5 % (15)
  1. aAll values are mean ± SD
  2. bAll values are percentages followed by the corresponding number of participants between brackets