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Table 1 Background characteristics of the women

From: Does the organizational model of the maternity health clinic have an influence on women’s and their partners’ experiences? A service evaluation survey in Southwest Finland

  Study group † Non-study group †† P*
  n (%) n (%)  
Woman (n) 995 5286  
Age, mean, years (SD) 30.8(4.503) 30.0(5.199) <0.001
  min 17.1-max 44.0 min 14.9-max 49.5  
Civil status    
 Married 600(60.3) 2848(53.9) 0.001
 Unmarried 389(39.1) 2387(45.2)  
 Other 6(0.6) 51(1.0)  
Occupation    
 Professional occupation 165(16.6) 536(10.1) <0.001
 Service occupation 85(8.5) 390(7.4)  
 Worker 32(3.2) 170(3.2)  
 Other/unknown 713(71.7) 4190(79.3)  
Number of deliveries    
 0 541(54.4) 2324(44.0) <0.001
 1 306(30.8) 1877(35.5)  
 2 or more 148(14.9) 1085(20.5)  
Abortions    
 Yes 124(12.5) 781(14.8) 0.059
 No 869(85.2) 4501(85.2)  
Gestational age (days) mean (SD) 278.0(12.966) 278.0(13.526) 0.949
Delivery    
 Vaginal 769(77.3) 4085(77.3) 0.416
 Breech birth 14(1.4) 48(0.9)  
 Vacuum or forceps  extraction 78(7.84) 458(8.7)  
 Section 134(13.5) 695(13.2)  
Baby’s birth weight (g) mean (SD) 3486.8(550.9) 3513.1(567.8) 0.179
  min 420-max 5350 min 230-max 6040  
  1. Information gathered from the Finnish Medical Birth Register.
  2. †) Women who participated in the STEPS-study and had their first visit at a maternity health clinic in the area of Turku University Hospital 1.1.2008–31.5.2009.
  3. ††) Women who had their first visit at a maternity health clinic in the area of Turku University Hospital 1.1.2008–31.5.2009, but who were not included in the study group.
  4. *) Used statistical test: Pearson’s Chi-Square and T-test for independent samples.