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Table 1 Maternal characteristics of the included Dutch women for the total population and stratified for the maternal healthcare professional who provided care during labour and birth (N = 621)

From: Assessing Dutch women’s experiences of labour and birth: adaptations and psychometric evaluations of the measures Mothers on Autonomy in Decision Making Scale, Mothers on Respect Index, and Childbirth Experience Questionnaire 2.0

  Total population Community midwife Hospital-based midwife Obstetrician Community midwife and Hospital-based midwife Community midwife and Obstetrician Hospital-based midwife and Obstetrician Community midwife, Hospital-based midwife and Obstetrician
N = 621
100%
n = 238
38.3%
n = 127
20.5%
n = 40
6.4%
n = 47
7.6%
n = 17
2.7%
n = 113
18.2%
n = 39
6.3%
N (%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%) n(%)
MATERNAL CHARACTERISTICS
Maternal age (in years)
   ≤ 25 44 (7.1) 18 (7.6) 8 (6.3) 3 (7.5) 5 (10.6) 0 (0.0) 9 (8.0) 1 (2.6)
  26-30 246 (39.6) 95 (39.9) 45 (35.4) 15 (37.5) 17 (36.2) 7 (41.2) 48 (42.5) 19 (48.7)
  31-35 244 (39.3) 90 (37.8) 56 (44.1) 12 (30.0) 22 (46.8) 5 (29.4) 44 (38.9) 15 (38.5)
   ≥ 36 87 (14.0) 35 (14.7) 18 (14.2) 10 (25.0) 3 (6.4) 5 (29.4) 12 (10.6) 4 (10.3)
Dutch regions
  North 256 (41.2) 108 (45.4) 55 (43.3) 15 (37.5) 20 (42.6) 5 (29.4) 40 (35.4) 13 (33.3)
  East 144 (23.2) 55 (23.1) 31 (24.4) 8 (20.0) 12 (25.5) 3 (17.6) 29 (25.7) 6 (15.4)
  South 114 (18.4) 36 (15.1) 23 (18.1) 7 (17.5) 9 (19.1) 3 (17.6) 24 (21.2) 12 (30.8)
  West 107 (17.2) 39 (16.4) 18 (14.2) 10 (25.0) 6 (12.8) 6 (35.3) 20 (17.7) 8(20.5)
Ethnic background
  No migrant background (Dutch) 581 (93.6) 223 (93.7) 121 (95.3) 37 (92.5) 44 (93.6) 16 (94.1) 104 (92.0) 36 (92.3)
  Migrant background 40 (6.4) 15 (6.3) 6 (4.7) 3 (7.5) 3 (6.4) 1 (5.9) 9 (8.0) 3 (7.7)
Marital status
  Single 12 (1.9) 1 (0.4) 4 (3.1) 2 (5.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (5.9) 3 (2.7) 1 (2.6)
  Partner 609 (98.1) 237 (99.6) 123 (96.9) 38 (95.0) 47 (100.0) 16 (94.1) 110 (97.3) 38 (97.4)
Religion
  None 437 (70.4) 160 (67.2) 85 (66.9) 29 (72.5) 36 (76.6) 15 (88.2) 82 (72.6) 30 (76.9)
  Christianity, Islam or other 184 (29.6) 78 (32.8) 42 (33.1) 11 (27.5) 11 (23.4) 2 (11.8) 31 (27.4) 9 (23.1)
Education level
  Low 47 (7.6) 13 (5.5) 8 (6.3) 6 (15.0) 2 (4.3) 0 (0.0) 15 (13.3) 3 (7.7)
  Middle 268 (43.2) 96 (40.3) 66 (52.0) 13 (32.5) 22 (46.8) 6 (35.3) 54 (47.8) 11 (28.2)
  High 306 (49.3) 129 (54.2 53 (41.7) 21 (52.5) 23 (48.9) 11 (64.7) 44 (38.9) 25 (64.1)
Income
   < €2000 109 (17.6) 42 (17.6) 20 (15.7) 7 (17.5) 2 (4.3) 6 (35.3) 27 (23.9) 5 (12.8)
  €2000-€2500 41 (6.6) 18 (7.6) 8 (6.3) 2 (5.0) 4 (8.5) 0 (0.0) 8 (7.1) 1 (2.6)
  €2501-€3500 199 (32.0) 73 (30.7) 40 (31.5) 8 (20.0) 18 (38.3) 3 (17.6) 41 (36.3) 16 (41.0)
   > €3500 221 (35.6) 85 (35.7) 49 (38.6) 17 (42.5) 19 (40.4) 7 (41.2) 28 (24.8) 16 (41.0)
  Unknown/does not want to answer 51 (8.2) 20 (8.4) 10 (7.9) 6 (15.0) 4 (8.5) 1 (5.9) 9 (8.0) 1 (2.6)