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Table 2 Participant characteristics

From: Assessment of the dimensionality of the Wijma delivery expectancy/experience questionnaire using factor analysis and Rasch analysis

Characteristic Total sample EFA and Rasch sample CFA sample
n = 1410 n = 683 n = 727
Age (M, SD, Range) 29 (5.5) 29 (5.5) 29 (5.5)
17 to 51 17 to 51 17 to 44 years
Marital status (n, %)
 Not in relationship 97 (7%) 44 (7%) 53 (7%)
 Engaged/Defacto 497 (36%) 252 (38%) 245 (35%)
 Married 782 (57%) 373 (56%) 409 (58%)
Education n (%)
 Did not complete high school 275 (20%) 147 (22%) 128 (18%)
 Completed high school 427 (30%) 188 (28%) 239 (33%)
 Diploma 374 (27%) 178 (26%) 196 (27%)
 University degree 330 (23%) 168 (25%) 162 (22%)
Employment status n (%)
 Maternity leave 19 (1%) 14 (2%) 5 (1%)
 Not employed 386 (29%) 188 (29%) 198 (28%)
 Casual 202 (15%) 99 (15%) 103 (15%)
 Part time 235 (17%) 111 (17%) 124 (18%)
 Full time 506 (38%) 240 (37%) 266 (38%)
Parity
 Nulliparous 609 (43%) 303 (44%) 306 (42%)
 Multiparous 801 (57%) 380 (56%) 421 (58%)
WDEQ
 Mean, SD, Range 49.5 (21.9) 48.4 (21.7) 50.5 (22.1)
0 to 128 3 to 127 0 to 128
 Percentage above 85 68 (5%) 28 (4%) 40 (5.6%)