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Table 2 Socio-demographic characteristics of participants (N = 86)

From: Effects of needs-based education for prenatal anxiety in advanced multiparas: a randomized controlled trial

Items Total Intervention group(n = 43) Control group(n = 43) Statistic P
Age (years) 36.95 ± 2.25 36.95 ± 2.17 36.95 ± 2.36 0.30a 0.768
Weeks of gestation 27.01 ± 0.94 26.95 ± 0.95 27.07 ± 0.94 0.57a 0.567
Education level     0.05b 0.958
 Junior school 3 (3.49) 2 (4.65) 1 (2.33)   
 High school 12 (13.95) 6 (13.95) 6 (13.95)   
 College and above 71 (82.56) 35 (81.40) 36 (83.72)   
Monthly income     0.93b 0.354
 <1000 1 (1.16) 0 (0.00) 1 (2.33)   
 1000–4999 15 (17.44) 7 (16.28) 8 (18.60)   
 5000–9999 36 (41.86) 17 (39.53) 19 (44.19)   
 >10,000 34 (39.54) 19 (44.19) 15 (34.88)   
Current residence     0.12b 0.725
 Urban 77 (89.53) 39 (90.70) 38 (88.37)   
 Rural 9 (10.47) 4 (9.30) 5 (11.63)   
Employment     0.45 c 0.549
 Yes 74 (86.05) 36 (83.72) 38 (88.37)   
 No 12 (13.95) 7 (16.28) 5 (11.63)   
Family status     0.98c 0.323
 Only child 22 (25.58) 9 (20.93) 13 (30.23)   
 With siblings 64 (74.42) 34 (79.07) 30 (69.77)   
Gravidity     1.08c 0.279
 2 49 (56.98) 27 (62.79) 22 (51.16)   
  ≥ 3 37 (43.02) 16 (37.21) 21 (48.84)   
Parity     0.84b 0.400
 1 80 (93.02) 41 (95.35) 39 (90.70)   
 2 6 (6.98) 2 (4.65) 4 (9.30)   
Previous delivery mode   0.05c 0.829
 Vaginal 39 (45.35) 20 (46.51) 19 (44.19)   
 Caesarean section 47 (54.65) 23 (53.49) 24 (55.81)   
Planned pregnancy     1.33c 0.516
 Planned 64 (74.42) 33 (76.74) 31 (72.09)   
 Accidental 22 (25.58) 10 (23.26) 12 (27.91)   
  1. a two sample t test
  2. b Fisher’s exact test
  3. c Chi-square test