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Table 3 Participants’ views about diagnostic 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 %
9. Current methods for diagnosing preeclampsia are sufficient. Agree 133 24.4 57 21.8
Disagree 412 75.6 205 78.2
10. A test to diagnose preeclampsia during pregnancy would give me some peace of mind. Agree 516 94.7 250 95.4
Disagree 29 5.3 12 4.6
11. A test to diagnose preeclampsia during pregnancy would add to my anxiety. Agree 182 33.4 85 32.4
Disagree 363 66.6 177 67.6
12. A test to diagnose preeclampsia during pregnancy would be useful to me even though we don’t have a “cure” for preeclampsia. Agree 538 98.7 259 98.9
Disagree 7 1.3 3 1.1
13. An accurate diagnostic test that tells me if I have 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 500 91.7 245 93.5
Disagree 45 8.3 17 6.5