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Table 1 Sample characteristics (N = 492)

From: Associations between social support, mental wellbeing, self-efficacy and technology use in first-time antenatal women: data from the BaBBLeS cohort study

  n missing (%) n (%) Median (LQ - UQ) Min Max
Age (years) 19 (3.9%)   28 (24–32) 16 46
Gestation (weeks) 10 (2.0%)   13 (12.4–14.4) 7.7 24.9
IMD decile 15 (3.0%)   4 (2–6) 1 10
Geographical area 0 (0.0%)     
 Site 1 (West Midlands)   171 (34.8%)    
 Site 2 (London)   140 (28.5%)    
 Site 3 (Lancashire)   61 (12.4%)    
 Site 4 (East Midlands)   53 (10.8%)    
 Site 5 (West Yorkshire)   67 (13.6%)    
Ethnicity 20 (4.1%)     
 White British   305 (64.6%)    
 Other   167 (35.4%)    
Education Level 11 (2.2%)     
 Degree or higher   237 (49.3%)    
 No degree   244 (50.7%)    
Relationship status 4 (0.8%)     
 Married, or living with partner   408 (83.6%)    
 Not married, or not living with partner   80 (16.4%)    
Employment 14 (2.8%)     
 In paid employment   412 (86.2%)    
 Not in paid employment   66 (13.8%)    
  1. Age data approximated a normal distribution; data for weeks’ gestation and IMD were highly skewed. Therefore, median and LQ-UQ are reported for all of the three variables
  2. Ethnicity: ‘Other’ includes other white, Asian or Asian British, black or black British, mixed, and other
  3. Education level: ‘No degree’ includes those who left school before completing GCSE’s, completed GCSE’s, hold A Levels or an apprenticeship, or professional qualifications
  4. Relationship status: ‘Not married, or not living with partner’ includes single and other (e.g. widow)
  5. Employment: ‘In paid employment’ includes full- and part-time employment, self-employed and on leave from employment; ‘Not in paid employment’ includes studying/training and not in paid employment
  6. LQ lower quartile, UQ upper quartile; n (%) - denominator is n of participants with data
  7. IMD Index of multiple deprivation, ranging from decile 1 (most deprived) to 10 (least deprived)