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Table 1 Maternal characteristics

From: Maternal dietary intake and physical activity habits during the postpartum period: associations with clinician advice in a sample of Australian first time mothers

  Mean ± SD Range
Maternal age (years) 31.9±4.25 19.3-43.5
Pre-pregnancy BMI (kg/m2) (n=430) 24.8±4.88 16.3-55.0
Postpartum BMI (kg/m2) (n=416) 26.2±5.00 17.1-46.8
  n (%)  
Marital status   
 Married 74.1  
 De facto 22.3  
 Separated/Divorced 1.3  
 Never married 2.2  
Birth country   
 Australia 75.9  
 UK 3.3  
 New Zealand 2.2  
 Other 18.5  
Weekly household income (n=433)   
 $1-1499 36.7  
 $1500-1999 22.0  
 $2000 or more 29.7  
 Unsure/Don’t want to answer 11.6  
Education (n=447)   
 No qualification/up to year 12 11.6  
 Trade/apprenticeship/certificate/diploma 30.0  
 University degree/Higher degree 58.4  
Employment status (n=446)   
 Full time work 3.4  
 Part time work 6.3  
 Keeping house/raising children full time 88.6  
 Studying full time/Unemployed 1.8  
Smoking during pregnancy   
 Yes 3.8  
 No 96.2  
Smoking currently   
 Yes 5.4  
 No 94.7  
Breastfeeding   
 Exclusive breastfeeding 49.6  
 Breastfeeding combined with formula or other fluids 28.1  
 Formula feeding only 22.3  
  1. n=448 unless otherwise stated