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Table 3 Prevalence of FOC in different countries, measured by W-DEQ (cut-off ≥85)

From: Definitions, measurements and prevalence of fear of childbirth: a systematic review

First author, year of publication Prevalence Country total Average country prevalence
Lukasse 2014 142 out of 958 (14.8%) Sweden 579 out of 4041 (14.3%)
Nieminen 2009 254 out of 1635 (15.5%)a
Söderqvist 2004 127 out of 942 (13.5%)
Zar 2002 56 out of 506 (11%)
Adams 2012 165 out of 2206 (7.5%) Norway 443 out of 4557 (9.7%)
Lukasse 2014 278 out of 2351 (11.8%)
Jespersen 2014 207 out of 2310 (9.0%) Denmark 322 out of 3562 (9.0%)
Lukasse 2014 115 out of 1252 (9.2%)
Jokić-Begić 2014   Croatia 23 out of 200 (11.5%)
Lukasse 2014   Belgium Belgium: 52 out of 828 (6.3%)
   Iceland Iceland: 49 out of 585 (8.4%)
   Estonia Estonia: 133 out of 896 (14.8%)
  1. aCalculation performed by review authors