Table 4

Characteristics of women in the three clusters at 18 -20 weeks
Self Determiners Take it as it comes Fearful X2(DF)p
n = 192 n = 130 n = 159
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Age
<25 years 38 (45.8) 25 (29.8) 21 (25.0) 3. 7 (4) 0.44
25-35 years 130 (38.2) 89 (26.2) 121 (35.6)
>35 years 24 (42.1) 16 (28.1) 17 (29.8)
Marital status
Living with partner 187 (40.0) 128 (27.4) 153 (32.7) 2.9 (2) 0.23
Not living with partner 4 (36.4) 1 (9.1) 6 (54.5)
Education
Elementary school/high school 105 (47.5) 52 (23.5) 64 (29.0) 11.5 (2) 0.003
College/university 79 (32.1) 75 (30.1) 92 (37.4)
Sweden 155 (42.3) 90 (24.6) 121 (33.1) 5.8 (2) 0.06
Australia 37 (32.2) 40 (34.8) 38 (33.0)
Infertility >1 year prior to pregnancy
Yes 20 (35.7) 16 (28.5) 20 (35.7) 0.46 (2) 0.79
No 171 (40.4) 113 (26.7) 139 (32.48)
Primiparas 85 (42.1) 49 (24.3) 68 (33.7) 1.4 (2) 0.49
Multiparas 107 (38.4) 81 (29.0) 91 (32.6)
Previous caesarean section
Yes 11 (10.3) 24 (29.6) 29 (31.9) 15.9 (2) <0.001
No 96 (89.7) 57 (70.4) 62 (68.1)
Previous negative birth experience
Positive 78 (49.1) 55 (34.6) 26 (16.4) 44.9 (2) <0.001
Less than positive 29 ( 24.2) 26 (21.7) 65 (54.2)

Haines et al.

Haines et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2012 12:55   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-12-55

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