Table 1

Socio-demographic characteristics of the study group, n = 200
n %
Marital status (n = 188)*
 Married/ cohabiting 185 97.95
 Single 3 1.5
Educational level (n = 187)
 Elementary school 15 7.1
 High school 81 41
 University 91 45
Mode of delivery 8 (n = 197)
 Vaginal birth 145 72
 Operational vaginal birth 27 13.5
 Caesarean Section 25 12.5
Ethnic background (n = 196) **
 Born in Sweden to Swedish parents 155 79
 Parents (1 or2) born outside Sweden 46
 Born outside Sweden 33 18
Preparation for Childbirth (n = 198) **
 Antenatal clinic class 158 79
 Lamaze class 30 15
 Self study 94 47
 Consulted friends and family 103 52
 No preparation 7 0.5
Mean age (SD) 31.8 (5.6)

· n = number of fathers who answered the question.

** More than one alternative was possible.

Premberg et al.

Premberg et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:35   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-12-35

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