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Table 4 Preconceptional lifestyle recommendations by the health belief ‘I am healthy enough’

From: Planning is not equivalent to preparing, how Dutch women perceive their pregnancy planning in relation to preconceptional lifestyle behaviour change - a cross-sectional study

  "I believe I am healthy enough myself, so I didn't need any information about becoming pregnant in a healthy way"
Agree Neutral Disagree
N = 529 N = 293 N = 254
Nutrition
  Fruit Intake (≥ 2 pieces) 151 (28.5) 64 (21.8) 67 (26.4)
  Vegetable Intake (≥ 250 g) 48 (9.1) 10 (3.4) 19 (7.5)
  Caffeine Intake (≤ 1 beverage) 151 (28.5) 73 (24.9) 67 (26.4)
Lifestyle behaviours
  BMIa 23.0 (21.2—25.4) 23.5 (21.4—27.8) 23.2 (21.5—27.5)
  Women with a healthy weight range (18.5—24.9 kg/m2) 368 (69.6) 178 (60.8) 152 (59.8)
  Smoking (none) 478 (90.4) 259 (88.4) 228 (89.8)
  Second-hand smoking (no exposure) 458 (86.6) 246 (84.0) 219 (86.2)
  Alcohol use (none) 235 (44.4) 140 (47.8) 138 (54.3)
  Folic acid supplements (≥ 4 weeks before conception) 284 (53.7) 192 (65.5) 183 (72.0)
  Exercise norm (≥ 150 min per week) 238 (45.0) 124 (42.3) 108 (42.5)
  1. Numbers (%)
  2. aMedian (interquartile range)