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Table 2 Current practice in discussing Down syndrome screening at booking

From: Development and evaluation of training resources to prepare health professionals for counselling pregnant women about non-invasive prenatal testing for Down syndrome: a mixed methods study

Information Always If asked If I have time Never
Genetic cause of Down syndrome 107 (34.7%) 158 (51.3%) 8 (2.6%) 35 (11.4%)
Common problems experienced by people with Down syndrome 94 (31.1%) 165 (54.6%) 15 (5.0%) 28 (9.3%)
What tests are available for Down syndrome 298 (95.8%) 12 (3.9%) 1 (0.3%) 0
Down syndrome screening is an optional test 290 (92.9%) 22 (7.1%) 0 0
The accuracy of the Combined Test 204 (66.2%) 79 (25.6%) 6 (1.9%) 19 (6.2%)
What the options are after a high risk screening result 283 (90.1%) 31 (9.9%) 0 0
  1. Missing data: between 17.6% – 20.7% of respondents did not answer one or more of the questions