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Table 1 Study 1: Sample characteristics

From: Barriers to identifying eating disorders in pregnancy and in the postnatal period: a qualitative approach

Characteristics N (%) N = 101
Age
  ≤ 24 21 (21%)
 25-35 55 (55%)
36 24 (24%)
Missing 1
Parity
 Currently pregnant 9 (9%)
 1 child 39 (39%)
 2 children 37 (37%)
3 children 16 (16%)
Missing
Location
 England
  London 16 (16%)
  Midlands and East of England 18 (18%)
  North England 26 (26%)
  South England 24 (24%)
 Wales 6 (6%)
 Scotland 5 (5%)
 Northern Ireland 3 (3%)
Missing 3
Education
 GCSE or equivalent 27 (27%)
 A level or equivalent 28 (28%)
 Degree or above 44 (44%)
Missing 2
Type of eating disorder
 Anorexia Nervosa 34 (34%)
 Bulimia Nervosa 16 (16%)
 Binge Eating Disorder 24 (24%)
 Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified 25 (25%)
Missing 2
Any eating disorder symptoms experienced during pregnancy
 No 36 (36%)
 Yes 64 (63%)
Missing 1
Eating disorder symptoms experienced during pregnancy
 Purging 12 (12%)
 Binge eating 29 (29%)
 Calorie restriction 31 (31%)
 Excessive exercise 14 (14%)
 Low weight 17 (17%)
Eating disorder symptoms that improved during pregnancy
 Purging 16 (16%)
 Binge eating 21 (21%)
 Calorie restriction 27 (27%)
 Excessive exercise 12 (12%)
 Low weight 15 (15%)
Health professional aware of eating disorder
 Yes 22 (22%)
 No 62 (61%)
 Unsure 16 (16%)
Missing 1
Informed health professional about eating disorder
 Yes 26 (26%)
 No 72 (71%)
Missing 3