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Table 1 Characteristics of study participants

From: Prevalence of and risk factors associated with sexual health issues in primiparous women at 6 and 12 months postpartum; a longitudinal prospective cohort study (the MAMMI study)

Characteristics of study participants Study participants
n %
Age Up to 24 41 4.9
25 to 29 179 21.5
30 to 34 376 45.2
35 to 39 207 24.9
40 and over 29 3.5
Place of birth Irish 566 68.1
Europe (excluding Ireland and UK) 171 20.5
UK 45 5.4
America 17 2
Asia 10 1.2
Africa 8 0.9
Australia 3 0.4
Missing 12 1.4
Highest level of education School - second level 89 10.7
Apprenticeship 75 9.1
Certificate or Diploma 77 9.3
Undergraduate degree 254 30.5
Postgraduate degree 334 40.1
Missing 3 0.3
Mode of birth Spontaneous vaginal birth 296 35.6
Vacuum birth 172 20.7
Forceps birth 101 12
Elective Caesarean Section 74 8.9
Emergency Caesarean Section 189 22.7
Perineal trauma Intact 268 32.2a
1st degree tear 43 5.2
2nd degree tear 168 20.2
3rd degree tear 26 3.1
Episiotomy 301 36.1
Labial/vaginal wall tears 26 3.1
  1. aincludes participants who had a CS