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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of women

From: Improving the care pathway for women who request Caesarean section: an experience-based co-design study

Baseline Characteristics Women interviewed All women invited
n = 15 21 % n = 70 100 %
Parity
 First baby 0 0 % 13 19 %
 Second baby or higher 10 67 % 37 53 %
 Unknown 5 33 % 20 29 %
Maternal age at CS (years) – median (std) 33 (5.54) 33 (5.22)
Ethnicity
 Africa 0 0 % 2 3 %
 Asia 0 0 % 11 16 %
 Caribbean 0 0 % 2 3 %
 European 13 87 % 49 70 %
 Other 2 13 % 6 9 %
Index of multiple deprivation quintile
 1 2 13 % 22 31 %
 2 3 20 % 15 21 %
 3 6 40 % 18 26 %
 4 1 7 % 7 10 %
 5 3 20 % 8 11 %
Occupational classification
 1 - Managers and Senior Officials 1 7 % 5 7 %
 2 - Professional Occupations 4 27 % 12 17 %
 3 - Associate Professional and Technical Occupations 1 7 % 6 9 %
 4 - Administrative and Secretarial Occupations 1 7 % 4 6 %
 5 - Skilled Trades Occupations 0 0 % 1 1 %
 6 - Personal Service Occupations 0 0 % 1 1 %
 7 - Sales and Customer Service Occupations 0 0 % 1 1 %
 8 - Process, Plant and Machine Operatives 0 0 % 0 0 %
 9 - Elementary Occupations 1 7 % 1 1 %
 Not in formal employment 0 0 % 2 3 %
 Unknown 7 47 % 37 53 %
Interpreter required for mother
 Yes 0 0 % 0 0 %
 No 15 100 % 70 100 %
Reason for Caesarean section
 Medical indication 9 60 % 35 50 %
 No medical indication 6 40 % 35 50 %