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Table 1 General and obstetrical characteristics of the study population

From: Development of a questionnaire for assessing the childbirth experience (QACE)

Variables Values for the study population Expected valuesb
N = 1786 primiparas
Age (y), mean (SD) Range (N = 256) 30.85 (4.68), 19–43  Not Avalaible (NA)
Native country (N = 271)
 Swiss n (%) 98 (36.2)  NA
 Europeana n (%) 135 (49.8)  NA
 Others than European n (%) 38 (14)  NA
Native language (N = 270)
 French n (%) 224 (83)  NA
 Other than French n (%) 46 (17)  NA
Highest level of education (N = 270)
 Compulsory 7 (2.6)  NA
 Secondary 123 (45.5)  NA
 University/HES 140 (51.9) NA  
Mode of delivery n (%)
 Spontaneous vaginal delivery 150 (51.5) 853 (47.8)
 Instrumental vaginal delivery 55 (18.9) 428 (24)
 Elective caesarean 20 (6.8) 115 (6.4)
 Emergency caesarean 67 (23) 390 (21.8)
Epidural analgesia if vaginal delivery 170/205 (83) 1108/1280 (86.6)
  1. aAll others European countries except Switzerland
  2. bStatistics 2015 from Geneva University Hospitals (1′786 primiparas at term)