Table 3

Characteristics of participants
Characteristic No. of participants (n=30)
Location (Strategic Health Authority)
North West 4
Yorkshire and the Humber 1
West Midlands 3
East of England 1
London 4
South East Coast 3
South Central 10
South West 4
Type of midwifery unit
Alongside midwifery unit 12
Freestanding midwifery unit 18
Ethnicity
White British 26
White other 2
Asian 2
Country of birth
UK 27
Non-UK 3
NS-SEC*
1 Higher managerial & professional 8
2 Lower managerial & professional 19
3 Intermediate 1
4 Small employers and own account workers 1
5 Lower supervisory and technical 0
6 Semi-routine 0
7 Routine 1
8 Never worked and long-term unemployed 0
Marital status
Married 19
Single (living with partner) 10
Single (living without partner) 1
Age (years)
20-24 1
25-29 12
30-34 7
≥35 10
Parity
Primiparous 26
Multiparous 4
‘Type’ of transfer
Intrapartum emergency 5
Intrapartum non-emergency 18
Epidural request 5
Postpartum 2
Type of birth
Non-instrumental vaginal 10
Ventouse 2
Forceps 6
Caesarean section 12
Months between birth and interview
1-3 10
4-6 4
7-9 10
10-12 6

*National Statistics Socio-economic Classification.

Rowe et al.

Rowe et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:129   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-12-129

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