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Table 3 Socio-demographic and other characteristics of GDM diagnosed women

From: Gestational diabetes mellitus: a qualitative study of lived experiences of South Asian immigrant women and perspectives of their health care providers in Melbourne, Australia

Country of birth India 13
Pakistan 5
Sri Lanka 3
Fiji 1
Australia (2nd generation Indian) 1
Length of residence in Australia  < 1 year to 18 years Median 4.5 years
Age range 24 – 38 years Median 29 years
Marital status Married 23
Education M.B.B.S 1
Nursing 2
Dentistry 1
Postgraduate 10
Graduate 7
Year 12 1
Vocational (TAFE) 1
Employment status Full time 11
Homemaker 12
Occupation Public service 2
IT professional 2
Doctor 1
Nurse 1
Dentist 1
Teacher 1
Hairdresser 1
Small business owner 2
Religion Hinduism 7
Islam 6
Christianity 4
Buddhism 3
Sikhism 3
Parity 1st Pregnancy 9
2nd Pregnancy 12
3rd Pregnancy 1
7th Pregnancy 1
Previous pregnancy GDM status Yes 7
Insulin status in current pregnancy Yes (within a couple of weeks’ post diagnosis) 16
No (managing with diet and exercise at the time of interview) 7
Early diagnosis of GDM Yes (diagnosed at: 9, 12, 14, & 22 weeks’ gestation) 4
Family history of diabetes Yes 19
No 4
Awareness of type 2 diabetes mellitus Yes 17
No 6
Awareness of GDM before current pregnancy Yes 10
No 13
Weight issues pre-pregnancy Yes 18
No 5
Weight gain in current pregnancy Yes 13
No 10
Pregnancy weight issues Yes 18
No 5
Diet Vegetarian 8
Non-vegetarian 15