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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population and received antenatal care (N = 333)

From: The development and application of a new tool to assess the adequacy of the content and timing of antenatal care

Population characteristics   N %
Age 18-20 14 4.2
  21-35 265 79.8
  > 35 53 16.0
Origin Belgium 107 32.1
  Maghreb* 103 30.9
  Other 123 36.9
Marital Status Co-habiting/married 302 90.7
  Single 31 9.3
Educational level No higher education 199 59.7
  Higher education 134 40.3
Occupational status Active in the labour market 151 45.3
  Not active in the labour marked 182 54.7
Parity primiparae 128 38.4
  multiparae 205 61.5
Characteristics of received antenatal care (mean ± SD) Median (P25-P75)
Weeks of gestation at initiation of care 8.2 (4.2) 7(6-10)
Total number of antenatal consultations 12.1 (0.2) 11(10-14)
Total number of ultrasounds 5.9 (2.9) 5 (4-7)
Total number of blood samples taken 4.6 (2.2) 8 (6-10)
Total number of blood pressure measurements 7.7(2.8) 8 (6-10)
Weeks of gestation at delivery 39.1 (0.1) 40 (38-40)
  1. SD Standard Deviation
  2. P Percentile
  3. * Maghreb countries: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Mauretania, Tunisia, or Sahara