Table 1

Descriptive characteristics: DFM and Cross-sectional populations

DFM*

N = 4 253

Cross-sectional*

N = 1 431


Characteristics

Pre-intervention

n = 1 215

n (%)†

Post-intervention

n = 3 038

n (%)†

P

Pre-intervention

n = 692

n (%)†

Post-intervention

n = 739

n (%)†

P


Age, y mean (SD)

29.6 (4.9)

29.7 (5.2)

0.625

30.2 (4.9)

30.1 (5.1)

0.849

<20

23 (1.9)

59 (2.0)

9 (1.3)

10 (1.4)

20-24

182 (15.1)

454 (15.1)

70 (10.3)

101 (13.7)

25-29

388 (32.3)

933 (31.1)

231 (34.0)

208 (28.1)

30-34

413 (34.4)

1 031 (34.3)

237 (34.9)

273 (36.9)

35+

196 (16.3)

527 (17.5)

133 (19.6)

147 (19.9)


Parity

Para 0

559 (51.1)

1 414 (52.4)

0.490

287 (43.1)

300 (41.4)

0.197

Para 1

372 (34.0)

878 (32.5)

221 (33.2)

283 (39.0)

Para 2+

163 (14.9)

409 (15.2)

158 (23.7)

142 (19.5)


BMI, kg/m2

24.7 (5.1)

24.5 (5.0)

0.547

24.4 (4.4)

23.6 (4.2)

<0.001

<20

143 (13.3)

383 (14.2)

74 (11.0)

113 (15.6)

20-24

547 (50.8)

1325 (49.0)

378 (56.2)

412 (56.9)

25-29

244 (22.7)

638 (23.6)

147 (21.8)

137 (18.9)

30+

91 (8.5)

249 (9.2)

74 (11.0)

21 (8.6)


Smoking habits

Smoking

104 (8.8)

259 (8.9)

0.924

50 (7.4)

48 (6.4)

0.483


Country of origin

Non-Western

178 (14.7)

406 (13.4)

0.271

39 (5.7)

29 (3.6)

0.064


* Data are reported as n(%) unless otherwise noted.

† Denominators vary due to missing values

‡ Chi square tests for the difference between proportions within women with DFM and the cross-sectional population respectively

Saastad et al. BMC Research Notes 2010 3:2   doi:10.1186/1756-0500-3-2

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