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Table 1 Characteristics of participants

From: Perception of childbirth experiences of Japanese women in Bali, Indonesia: a qualitative study

Variable N = 14 (%)
Age: mean (SD) 37.6(±4.7)
Length of stay in Bali: mean (SD) 8.8 (±5.1) years
 <5 years 4 (28)
 5–10 years 5 (36)
 >10 years 5 (36)
Length of marriage: mean (SD) 9.1 (±5.8) years
 <5 years 3 (21)
 5–10 years 6 (43)
 >10 years 5 (36)
Age of husband: mean (SD) 39.3 (±6.1)
Religion
 Muslim 6 (43)
 Hindu 3 (21)
 Other 5 (36)
Educational background
 High school education 3 (21)
 Tertiary education 11 (79)
Age in months of last child: mean (SD) 21 (±15)
 <12 months 3 (21)
 12–24 months 6 (43)
 > 24 months 5 (36)
Partner characteristics
 Indonesian 10 (71)
 Japanese 4 (29)
Parity
 1 3 (21)
 2 9 (65)
 3 1 (7)
 5 1 (7)
Place of birth
 Private hospital 11 (79)
 Midwives’ clinic (bidan) 3 (21)
Mode of birth in Bali
 Normal 6 (43)
 C-section 5 (36)
Indonesian speaking ability
 Low 3 (21)
 Basic 8 (58)
 Good 3 (21)
Indonesian reading/writing ability
 Low 5 (36)
 Basic 7 (50)
 Good 2 (14)
Indonesian Maternal and Child Health Handbook
 Yes 3 (21)
 No 11 (79)
Japanese Maternal and Child Health Handbook
 Yes 9 (64)
 No 5 (36)