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Table 1 Topics and questions of semi-structured guide applied for pregnant women interviews and focus group discussions

From: Qualitative exploration of barriers and facilitators of dental service utilization of pregnant women: A triangulation approach

Topic Questions
Demographic characteristics How old are you? What is your educational level?
Pregnancy related characteristics How far are you in your pregnancy?
Experience of dental caries and periodontal diseases before and during the pregnancy “How would you describe your dental and oral status before and during pregnancy?”
History of receiving dental care “How often do you usually visit the dentist and when was your last dental visit?”
Beliefs about dental care during pregnancy “What is your opinion about visiting the dentist or dental procedures during pregnancy?”
Reasons if no visits were reported during pregnancy and what solutions could facilitate receiving dental services “What causes you to neglect dental checkup during pregnancy and what factors can facilitate it?”