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Table 3 Pre- and post-sample responses to the question, ‘Overall, how comfortable do you feel with the idea of providing the following samples?’

From: A pilot study to understand feasibility and acceptability of stool and cord blood sample collection for a large-scale longitudinal birth cohort

  Pre-sample Post-sample
Sample n % n %
Maternal stool
 Very comfortable / comfortable 72 67 27 57
 Neither 16 15 3 6
 Uncomfortable / very uncomfortable 19 18 17 36
 Total 107   47  
Maternal urine
 Very comfortable / comfortable 96 97 41 93
 Neither 2 2 2 5
 Uncomfortable/Very uncomfortable 1 1 1 2
 Total 99   44  
Maternal vaginal swab
 Very comfortable / comfortable 52 53 26 59
 Neither 22 22 7 16
 Uncomfortable / very uncomfortable 24 25 11 25
 Total 98   44  
Cord blood
 Very comfortable / comfortable 97 87 47 96
 Neither 7 7 2 4
 Uncomfortable / very uncomfortable 7 7 0 0
 Total 108   49  
Stool from baby’s nappy
 Very comfortable / comfortable 100 93 43 92
 Neither 3 3 3 6
 Uncomfortable / very uncomfortable 5 5 1 2
 Total 108   47  
Urine from baby’s nappy
 Very comfortable / comfortable 91 93
 Neither 4 4
 Uncomfortable / very uncomfortable 3 3
 Total 98  
Saliva from baby’s mouth
 Very comfortable / comfortable 82 84
 Neither 7 7
 Uncomfortable / very uncomfortable 9 9
 Total 98  
  1. 34 women responded to both questionnaires