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Table 2 Participant and Infant Demographic Information

From: A qualitative cross-cultural analysis of NICU care culture and infant feeding in Finland and the U.S.

Characteristic U.S (%) Finland (%)
Gestational Age
 23–27 7 (63.6) 7 (63.6)
 28–32 4 (36.4) 4 (36.4)
Maternal Age at Birth
 20–24 1 (14.3) 0 (0)
 25–29 2 (28.5) 3 (37.5)
 30–34 3 (42.8) 1 (12.5)
 35–39 0 (0) 3 (37.5)
 40–44` 1 (14.3) 1 (12.5)
Multiples
 Twins 2 (18.2) 3 (27.2)
 Triplets 1 (0.10) 0 (0)
Parity
 Priamparous 5 (71.5) 3 (37.5)
 Multiparous 2 (28.5) 4 (50.0)
 Grand Multiparous 0 (0) 1 (12.5)
Birth Method
 Vaginal 3 (42.8) 5 (62.5)
 C-Section 4 (57.1) 3 (37.5)
Education
 High School 2 (28.5) 3 (37.5)
 Two or Four Year College 3 (42.8) 4 (50.0)
 Graduate 2 (28.5) 1 (12.5)
  1. *The U.S. sample contains 7 families and a total of 11 infants. The Finnish sample contains 8 families and a total of 11 infants