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Table 1 Characteristics of total sample of women in the intervention and control groups at baseline & 36 weeks

From: A cost effectiveness analysis of midwife psycho-education for fearful pregnant women – a health system perspective for the antenatal period

Characteristic Intervention Group N = 170 Control Group N = 169
Age (Mean) 28.5 28.7
Level of Education Attainment
 Did not complete year 12 37 (22%) 32 (19%)
 Completed year 12 49 (29%) 48 (28%)
 Diploma 50 (29%) 47 (28%)
 Bachelor degree 23 (14%) 33 (20%)
 Postgraduate qualifications 11 (6%) 9 (5%)
BMI (Mean) 26.2 27.0
Nulliparous 96 (56%) 95 (56%)
Last birth Caesarean 27 (36%) 26 (35%)
WDEQ-A Time1 Mean (SD), range 80.0 (SD 12.4)
66–127
76.3 (SD 10.6)
66–128
36 weeks   
 WDEQ-A Time2a Mean (SD), range 61.0 (SD 19.7)
12–117
66.5 (SD 18.2)
22–121
  1. a p = 0.0037