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Table 2 Characteristics of the participants

From: Validity of a questionnaire measuring the world health organization concept of health system responsiveness with respect to perinatal services in the dutch obstetric care system

Variable n %
Maternal age*   
<19 years 3 2%
20-25 years 15 9%
25-34 years 119 70%
>35 years 33 19%
Missing 1 1%
Parity   
Primiparous 97 57%
Multiparous 74 43%
Ethnic background   
Dutch 94 55%
Non dutch 74 43%
Education   
Low 6 4%
Middle 75 44%
High 90 53%
Marital status   
Single 30 18%
Relationship/married 141 82%
Neighbourhood   
Privileged neighbourhood 84 49%
Underprivileged neighbourhood 87 51%
Proficiency (speaking) dutch   
Good/excellent 152 89%
Weak/poor 18 11%
Missing 1 1%
Care process   
Start antenatal care with midwife. not referred 61 36%
Start antenatal care with midwife. referred during antenatal phase to gynaecologist 37 22%
Start antenatal care with midwife. referred during birth phase 57 33%
Start antenatal care with gynaecologist 16 9%
Hospital admission of child   
No admission 145 85%
Admission 26 15%
  1. *Mean age 31 (95% CI 30.0-31.7).