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Table 1 Summary of Demographic Information by Conditions

From: Reproducing fear: the effect of birth stories on nulligravid women’s birth preferences

  Vaginal birth stories Caesarean birth stories   Test of group difference
  Positive Negative Positive Negative Overall
Demographic factors N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%) N (%)
Country of residence
 Australia 103 (100%) 117 (100%) 100 (99%) 105 (100%) 425 (99.8%) χ2(6,N = 425) = 3.83, p = 0.699a
 Other 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 1 (1.0%) 0 (0.0%) 1 (0.2%)
Identified with a cultural or ethnic group
 No 91 (88.3%) 96 (82.1%) 85 (84.2%) 89 (84.8%) 361 (84.7%) χ2(6,N = 425) = 3.83, p = 0.699
 Yes 8 (7.8%) 17 (14.5%) 14 (13.9%) 12 (11.4%) 51 (12%)
Marital status
 Married 39 (37.9%) 34 (29.1%) 26 (25.7%) 26 (24.8%) 125 (29.3%) χ2(9,N = 425) = 8.13, p = 0.521
 Single 32 (31.1%) 37 (31.6%) 41 (40.6%) 40 (38.1%) 150 (35.2%)
 Other 32 (31.1%) 44 (37.6%) 33 (32.7%) 38 (36.2%) 147 (34.5%)
Education status
 Year 12 or below 20 (19.4%) 32 (27.4%) 24 (23.8%) 25 (23.8%) 101 (23.7%) χ2(9,N = 423) = 6.43, p = 0.697
 Trade/Diploma 11 (10.7%) 9 (7.7%) 10 (9.9%) 14 (13.3%) 44 (10.3%)
 University 72 (69.9%) 74 (63.2%) 67 (66.3%) 65 (61.9%) 278 (65.3%)
Employment status
 Full time 50 (48.5%) 48 (41%) 49 (48.5%) 45 (42.9%) 192 (45.1%) χ2(12,N = 422) = 12.69, p = 0.392
 Part time/Casual 21 (20.4%) 32 (27.4%) 28 (27.7%) 26 (24.8%) 107 (25.1%)
 Studying 31 (30.1%) 32 (27.4%) 20 (19.8%) 31 (29.5%) 114 (26.8%)
  1. Note. a Due to the small number of counts in 4 of the cells for this variable, the likelihood ratio was reported as chi-square