Table 2

Participant characteristics
Characteristics
FMU OU
N (%) N (%)
Low obstetric risk of complications 839 (100) 839 (100)
Primiparas 215 (25.6) 215 (25.6)
Multiparas 624 (74.4) 624 (74.4)
Non-smokers 684 (81.4) 684 (81.4)
Smokers 156 (18.6) 156 (18.6)
First language Nordic or Western European 805 (96.0) 809 (96.4)
Other first language 34 (4.0) 30 (3.6)
No post-secondary education 230 (27.4) 230 (27.4)
Post-secondary education 609 (72.6) 609 (72.6)
Low level of employment* 535 (63.8) 535 (63.8)
High level of employment 304 (36.2) 304 (36.2)
Living with partner 815 (97.1) 819 (97.6)
Living alone 24 (2.9) 20 (2.4)
mean (SD) mean (SD)
BMI 24.2 (3.9) 24.0 (3.9)
Age 29.4 (4.6) 30.2 (4.5)

*Unskilled work, skilled work (vocational), work requiring maximally 2 years of post-secondary training.

Overgaard et al.

Overgaard et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:478   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-478

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