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Table 1 Participant characteristics of women responding to questionnaire two months postpartum

From: Continuity of care by a primary midwife (caseload midwifery) increases women’s satisfaction with antenatal, intrapartum and postpartum care: results from the COSMOS randomised controlled trial

  Caseload Standard care
  n = 984 n = 828
  n % n %
Age at booking visit, mean (sd) 31.5 4.4 32.0 4.6
Gestation at booking, mean (sd) 16.2 2.7 16.2 2.9
Expecting first baby 696 70.6 572 69.1
Married/living with partner (972/812)a 929 95.6 774 95.3
Highest education level (971/808)a     
 Completed degree/diploma 769 79.2 627 77.6
 Completed secondary school 151 15.6 134 16.6
 Did not complete secondary school 51 5.3 47 5.8
Total family income/year (AUD)     
  < $33,800 per year 82 8.3 63 7.6
 $33,801 to 51,999 per year 164 16.7 107 12.9
 $52,000 to 72,799 per year 194 19.7 169 20.4
 $72.800-103,999 per year 274 27.9 234 28.3
 $104,000 or more per year 263 26.7 241 29.1
Pension/benefit main family income 24 2.4 25 3.0
Smoked prior to pregnancy 164 16.7 143 17.5
Born in Australia (956/797)a 577 60.4 502 63.0
English first language 892 79.8 681 82.3
  1. aNumbers in parentheses indicate number for whom this information was available (Caseload/Standard care)