Table 2

Participant characteristics for focus groups and informant interviews among women with a history of gestational diabetes (n = 25)

Characteristic

Focus group

(n = 10)

Informant interview

(n = 15)

Total Sample

(n = 25)


Age, mean (SD)

36 (6.0)

35 (4)

35 (5)


Race:

White, N (%)

4 (40%)

9 (60%)

13 (52%)

African American, N (%)

5 (50%)

0 (0%)

5 (20%)

Asian, N (%)

1 (10%)

2 (13%)

3 (12%)

American Indian, N (%)

0 (0%)

2 (13%)

2 (8%)

Refused

0 (0%)

2 (13%)

2 (8%)


Pre-pregnancy BMI, kg/m2, mean (SD)

31 (11)

26 (5)

28 (8)


Number of GDM pregnancies, mean (SD)

1.1 (0.3)

1.8 (0.7)

1.4 (0.6)


Time since last GDM pregnancy, years, mean (SD)

1.8 (2.1)

1.3 (0.8)

1.7 (1.7)


Currently pregnant, N (%)

1 (10%)

4 (27%)

5 (20%)


Number of children, mean (SD)

1.9 (0.3)

2.0 (0.5)

1.9 (0.4)


Mean age of children, mean (SD)

4.9 (3.5)

2.7 (1.6)

3.7 (2.8)


Nicklas et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2011 11:23   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-11-23

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