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Table 1 Participants’ demographic and obstetric characteristics (N = 662)

From: Predictors of fear of childbirth and normal vaginal birth among Iranian postpartum women: a cross-sectional study

Demographic/obstetric Variables Mean ± SD N (%)
Age (years) 28.1 ± 6.2  
Educational level (years) 11.0 ± 3.6  
Gestational age at birth (week) 39.32 ± 1.2  
Birth weight (gr) Mean ± SD 3163.7 ± 487.4  
Job
 Housewife   603 (91.1)
 Employed   59 (8.9)
Satisfaction with household income
 Low satisfied   239 (36.1)
 Moderately satisfied/satisfied   423 (63.9)
Parity
 Primipara   283 (42.7)
 Multipara   379 (57.3)
Mode of birth
 Emergency cesarean   144 (21.8)
 Vaginal birth   518 (78.2)