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Table 1 Socio-demographic, pregnancy, labour and birth characteristics among primiparous women (n = 800)

From: Predictors of traumatic birth experience among a group of Iranian primipara women: a cross sectional study

Age N(%) Husband’s age N (%) Economic status N (%)
Socio-demographic
18 to 25 533 (66.3) 18 to 25 192 (24.0) Low 171 (21.4)
26–30 179 (22.4) 26–30 352 (44.0) Middle 542 (67.8)
31 and above 88 (11.0) 31 and above 256 (32.0) High 87 (10.9)
Education   Husband’s education   Marriage length  
High school and lower 355 (44.4) High school and lower 356 (44.5) 5 year and below 723 (90.4)
Diploma 291 (36.4) Diploma 294 (36.8) 6 year and above 77 (9.6)
University 154 (19.3) University 150 (18.7)   
Work status   Husband work   Source of support  
House keeper 754 (94.3) Unemployed 45 (5.7) Husband 470 (58.8)
Employed 46 (5.7) Employed 65 (8.2) Mother or father 176 (22.0)
Self-employed 0 (0) Self-employed 396 (49.5) Relative 116 (14.5)
   Manual worker 294 (36.8) Sister or brother 24 (3.0)
     Nobody 14 (1.8)
Insurance 470 (58.8) Marital satisfaction 766 (95.8)   
Pregnancy
Planned pregnancy 531 (66.4) Prenatal class 222 (27.8) Doing exercise during pregnancy 301 (37.6)
Abortion history   Pregnancy week Duration of exercise (min)
No 681 (85.1) 37 to 39 465 (58.1) 5 to 10 52 (17.2)
1 or above 119 (14.9) 40 and 41 335 (41.9) 15 to 30 195 (64.4)
     More than 30 56 (18.5)
Wanted pregnancy Birth education class number (session) Frequency of the exercise during one week
No 105 (13.1) 1 or 2 81 (38.4) 1 or 2 85 (28.1)
Only me or my husband 35 (4.4) 3 or 4 44 (20.9) 3 or 4 89 (29.4)
Me and my husband 660 (82.5) 5 or 7 27 (12.8) 5 or 6 34 (11.2)
   8 59 (28.0) 7 95 (31.4)
Labour and childbirth
Duration of stay in the labour room (Less than 12 h) 522 (65.5) Doula presence 208 (26.0) Baby sex (Girl) 421 (52.6)
Permission for moving in the labour room 479 (40.1) Use of one of the pain relief methods 333 (41.6) Presence of support person 191 (20.3)
Free in select of childbirth position 122 (11.3) Augmentation 537 (67.1) Fear of childbirth 514 (64.3)
Childbirth place   Episiotomy 782 (97.8) Operative vaginal delivery 2 (0.25)
Organizational 113 (14.1)     
Public 555 (69.4)     
Private 132 (16.5)