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Table 2 Participants’ views about prediction tests (All comparisons non-significant)

From: Women’s attitudes, beliefs and values about tests, and management for hypertensive disorders of pregnancy

Question Response Preterm (n = 545) Term (n = 262)
   n % n %
1. Even if a prediction test were not 100% accurate, I would want to take a test early in my pregnancy that lets me know my chances of developing a problem like preeclampsia. Agree 515 94.5 243 92.7
Disagree 30 5.5 19 7.3
2. If a simple blood test that predicted if I would get preeclampsia had been available during my previous pregnancy(ies), we probably would have made different choices in the management of my pregnancy. Agree 444 81.5 202 77.1
Disagree 101 18.5 60 22.9
3. If a prediction test were available that would tell me in my first trimester that I will most likely get preeclampsia, I would consider terminating my pregnancy. Agree 30 5.5 10 3.8
Disagree 515 94.5 252 96.2
4. If a prediction test showed my risk to develop preeclampsia was low, I would be more relaxed about my prenatal care. Agree 370 67.9 180 68.7
Disagree 175 32.1 82 31.3
5. A test to predict if I might get preeclampsia at a later stage during pregnancy would give me some peace of mind. Agree 445 81.7 217 82.
Disagree 100 18.3 45 17.2
6. A test to predict if I might get preeclampsia at a later stage during pregnancy would add to my anxiety. Agree 301 55.2 143 54.6
Disagree 244 44.8 119 45.4
7. A test to predict if I might get preeclampsia at a later stage during pregnancy would be useful to me even though we don’t have a “cure” for preeclampsia. Agree 526 96.5 253 96.6
Disagree 19 3.5 9 3.4
8. An accurate prediction test that tells me if I will get preeclampsia is so important that even if it was not included in my healthcare coverage, I would be willing to pay a modest amount out of pocket for it. Agree 488 89.5 222 84.7
Disagree 57 10.5 40 15.3