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Table 1 Demographics and type of birth

From: Women’s descriptions of childbirth trauma relating to care provider actions and interactions

Age
Range = 18 to 77 years (Mean = 33.13)
  N (%)
Marital status
 Married 798 (77.5%)
 De Facto 124 (12.5%)
 Single 42 (4.1%)
 Divorced 21 (2%)
 Separated 23 (2.2%)
 In a relationship but not living together 11 (1.2%)
 Widowed 2 (0.2%)
 Engaged 4 (0.3%)
Number of children
 0 7 (0.7%)
 1 409 (39.4%)
 2 345 (34%)
 3 159 (15.3%)
 4 70 (6.8%)
 5 23 (2.2%)
 > 5 17 (1.5%)
Region of origin
 Australia and Oceania 386 (36.8%)
 North America 347 (34.2%)
 Europe 253 (25.5%)
 South America 23 (2.1%)
 Asia 8 (0.9%)
 South Africa 7 (0.5%)
 Middle East 2 (0.2%)
Education
 Did not finish high school 14 (1.4%)
 Finished high school 196 (19.1%)
 Trade or technical qualification 157 (14.1%)
 Undergraduate degree 395 (39.1%)
 Postgraduate degree 264 (26.4%)
Type of birth
 Unassisted vaginal birth 271 (34.3%)
 Assisted vaginal birth (ventouse or forceps) 176 (22.4%)
 Planned caesarean 47 (6%)
 Unplanned caesarean 290 (37%)
 Place of birth / transfer
 Public hospital 542 (69%)
 Private hospital 115 (14.6%)
 Birth centre 12 (1.5%)
 Planned birth centre transfer to hospital 23 (2.9%)
 Homebirth 29 (3.7%)
 Planned homebirth transfer to hospital 63 (8%)
 Unplanned out of hospital birth 1 (0.1%)
Admission of baby to special care nursery
 Yes 269 (34.4%)
 No 512 (65.6%)