Table 2

Descriptive parameters of the German Cambridge Worry Scale

n

0

Not a worry

1

2

3

4

5

Major worry

Mean value

[95% CI]


Item

%

%

%

%

%

%


Your housing

344

67.7

11.6

6.7

8.4

4.1

1.5

0.74 [0.60; 0.87]

Money problems

344

48.0

17.7

15.4

11.3

4.1

3.5

1.16 [1.01;1.31]

Problems with the law

344

93.3

2.9

0.9

1.7

0.9

0.3

0.15 [0.08; 0.22]

Your relationship with your husband/partner

342

77.8

11.7

3.5

3.5

2.0

1.5

0.45 [0.34;0.56]

Your relationship with your family and friends

342

76.9

11.7

6.1

3.8

0.3

1.2

0.42 [0.32; 0.52]

Your own health

343

60.6

21.0

12.2

3.5

2.0

0.6

0.67 [0.56; 0.78]

The health of someone close to you

342

66.1

7.3

11.1

8.8

3.2

3.5

0.86 [0.71; 1.01]

Employment problems

339

73.7

9.7

6.2

4.7

3.2

2.4

0.61 [0.48; 0.74]

The possibility of something being wrong with the baby

342

16.7

25.1

21.6

21.1

10.2

5.3

1.99 [1.84; 2.14]

Going to hospital

342

43.3

17.8

19.3

9.9

5.6

4.1

1.29 [1.14; 1.44]

Internal examinations

343

72.9

15.7

7.0

3.2

0.6

0.6

0.45 [0.35; 0.54]

Giving birth

342

14.3

17.3

26.6

21.1

11.4

9.4

2.26 [2.10; 2.42]

Coping with the new baby

343

27.4

23.0

25.9

14.9

6.4

2.3

1.57 [1.43; 1;71]

Giving up work

277

51.3

18.4

12.6

10.1

4.7

2.9

1.07 [0.91; 1.24]

Whether your partner will be with you for the birth

337

75.7

9.2

4.7

5.9

2.4

2.1

0.56 [0.44; 0.69]

The possibility of miscarriage

332

56.3

18.1

11.4

6.3

2.7

5.1

0.96 [0.81; 1.12]

The possibility of going into labour too early

329

42.2

20.4

19.1

9.1

3.6

5.5

1.28 [1.12; 1.44]


Petersen et al. BMC Public Health 2009 9:490   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-9-490

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