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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample

From: Care quality following intrauterine death in Spanish hospitals: results from an online survey

Sample 796
Socio-demographic details n (%)
 Age at the time of the loss (years)
  < 30 125 (17.0)
  30–34 364 (45.7)
  35–39 228 (28.6)
  ≥ 40 69 (8.7)
 Education
  Lower second level or less 144 (18.1)
  Upper second level 183 (23.0)
  Third level 496 (58.9)
 Nationality
  Spanish 755 (94.8)
  Foreign resident 41 (5.2)
 Occupation
  Professional, technical or management 348 (43.7)
  Administration, commercial activity 237 (29.8)
  Services or manual worker 96 (12.1)
  Homemaker 67 (8.4)
  Other 42 (5.3)
  Not stated 6 (0.8)
 Marital status at the time of the loss/death
  Married, civil union or cohabiting 769 (96.6)
  Single 22 (2.8)
  Separated or divorced 4 (0.5)
  Widowed 1 (0.1)
 Habitat
  Urban 588 (73.9)
  Rural 207 (26.0)
  Not stated 1 (0.1)
Previous contact with a support association  
 Yes (email, support groups, events) 321 (40.4)
 No (website only or none) 470 (59.0)
 Not stated 5 (0.6)
Pregnancy history  
 Primigravida
  Yes 426 (53.5)
  No 370 (46.5)
 Living children before the loss
  Yes 253 (31.8)
  No 543 (68.2)
 Previous pregnancy loss or perinatal death
  Yes 197 (24.7)
  No 596 (74.9)
  Not stated 3 (0.4)
Details of the pregnancy and loss/death n (%)
 Gestational age (in weeks)
  16–19 128 (16.1)
  20–25 193 (24.2)
  26–33 151 (19.0)
  ≥ 34 324 (40.7)
 Type of death
  Spontaneous intrauterine death 605 (76.0)
   (Includes death during labour) 21
  Termination for medical reasons 189 (23.7)
  Not stated 2 (0.3)
 Type of pregnancy
  Singular 740 (93.0)
  Multiple no survivors 24 (3.0)
  Multiple with survivor(s) 32 (4.0)
 Time between the death and completing survey
  ≤ 3 months 299 (37.6)
  4 to 12 months 203 (25.5)
  13 to 24 months 119 (14.9)
  25 to 60 months 175 (22.0)
 Type of hospital
  Public 593 (74.5)
  Private 203 (25.5)