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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

AgeN(%)Husband’s ageN (%)Economic statusN (%)
Socio-demographic
18 to 25533 (66.3)18 to 25192 (24.0)Low171 (21.4)
26–30179 (22.4)26–30352 (44.0)Middle542 (67.8)
31 and above88 (11.0)31 and above256 (32.0)High87 (10.9)
Education Husband’s education Marriage length 
High school and lower355 (44.4)High school and lower356 (44.5)5 year and below723 (90.4)
Diploma291 (36.4)Diploma294 (36.8)6 year and above77 (9.6)
University154 (19.3)University150 (18.7)  
Work status Husband work Source of support 
House keeper754 (94.3)Unemployed45 (5.7)Husband470 (58.8)
Employed46 (5.7)Employed65 (8.2)Mother or father176 (22.0)
Self-employed0 (0)Self-employed396 (49.5)Relative116 (14.5)
  Manual worker294 (36.8)Sister or brother24 (3.0)
    Nobody14 (1.8)
Insurance470 (58.8)Marital satisfaction766 (95.8)  
Pregnancy
Planned pregnancy531 (66.4)Prenatal class222 (27.8)Doing exercise during pregnancy301 (37.6)
Abortion history Pregnancy weekDuration of exercise (min)
No681 (85.1)37 to 39465 (58.1)5 to 1052 (17.2)
1 or above119 (14.9)40 and 41335 (41.9)15 to 30195 (64.4)
    More than 3056 (18.5)
Wanted pregnancyBirth education class number (session)Frequency of the exercise during one week
No105 (13.1)1 or 281 (38.4)1 or 285 (28.1)
Only me or my husband35 (4.4)3 or 444 (20.9)3 or 489 (29.4)
Me and my husband660 (82.5)5 or 727 (12.8)5 or 634 (11.2)
  859 (28.0)795 (31.4)
Labour and childbirth
Duration of stay in the labour room (Less than 12 h)522 (65.5)Doula presence208 (26.0)Baby sex (Girl)421 (52.6)
Permission for moving in the labour room479 (40.1)Use of one of the pain relief methods333 (41.6)Presence of support person191 (20.3)
Free in select of childbirth position122 (11.3)Augmentation537 (67.1)Fear of childbirth514 (64.3)
Childbirth place Episiotomy782 (97.8)Operative vaginal delivery2 (0.25)
Organizational113 (14.1)    
Public555 (69.4)    
Private132 (16.5)