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Table 1 Demographics and fetal characteristics of pregnant women diagnosed with major fetal anomalies at a Fetal Anomaly Clinic

From: Factors influencing parental decisions to terminate pregnancies following prenatal diagnoses of major fetal anomalies at Ramathibodi Hospital, Bangkok, Thailand

Characteristic N %
Maternal age (years)
  < 35 302 65.5
  ≥ 35 159 34.5
Religion
 Buddhist 420 92.7
 Muslim 23 5.1
 Christian 10 2.2
Educational level
 High school or less 181 40.3
 Bachelor’s degree 221 49.2
  Higher than a bachelor’s degree 47 10.5
Geographic origin
 Central and capital city 186 43.3
 Northern 26 6.1
 Southern 46 10.7
 North-eastern 133 30.9
 Other 39 9.1
Gravidity
 Primigravida 184 39.9
 Multigravida 277 60.1
Method of conception
 Natural conception 455 98.7
 ART 6 1.3
Had at least one child
 Yes 211 45.8
 No 250 54.2
Previous history of abortion
 Yes 121 26.3
 Induced abortion 30 24.8
 Therapeutic abortion 91 75.2
 No 340 73.8
Previous history of having a child with an anomaly
 Yes 25 5.4
 No 436 94.6
Organ system
 Isolated 310 67.3
 CNS 47 15.2
 Face 24 7.7
 CVS 99 31.9
 Respiratory system 18 5.8
 GI 10 3.2
 Abdominal wall 16 5.2
 GU 33 10.6
 Skeletal 22 7.1
 Soft tissue 30 9.7
 Others 11 3.6
 Multiple 151 32.8
Severity grade
 Lethal 237 51.4
 Potentially lethal 149 32.3
 Not lethal 75 16.3
Genetic abnormalities
 Yes 132 28.6
 No 174 37.7
 Unknown 155 33.6
Counselling by multidisciplinary team
 Yes 80 17.4
 No 381 82.6
  1. ART assisted reproductive technology, CNS central nervous system, CVS cardiovascular system, GI gastrointestinal, GU genitourinary