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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of the participants (n = 24)

From: Safe start at home: what parents of newborns need after early discharge from hospital – a focus group study

Characteristics No. (%)
Age n = 23a
  mean 32.7 ± X yrs
range 26–43 yrs
Sex n = 24
 Female 20 (83 %)
 Male 04 (17 %)
Professional education n = 24
  > 4 yrs 14 (58 %)
 2–4 yrs 09 (38 %)
  < 2 yrs 01 (04 %)
Origin n = 24
 Swiss background 16 (67 %)
 Migrant backgroundb 08 (33 %)
Family situation n = 24
 Partnered 23 (96 %)
 Single 01 (04 %)
Parity n = 24
 One child 21 (88 %)
 Two children 02 (08 %)
 Three children 01 (04 %)
Place of delivery n = 24
 Hospital 22 (92 %)
 Birthing center 02 (08 %)
Mode of delivery n = 24
 Vaginal 06 (25 %)
 Assisted vaginal 08 (33 %)
 Cesarean 10 (42 %)
Duration of hospital stay n = 23a
  > 5 days 06 (26 %)
 4–5 days 14 (61 %)
  ≤ 3 days 03 (13 %)
Midwifery care at home n = 24
  19 (80 %)
Use of community-based health visitors n = 23a
20 (87 %)
  1. aunknown for one participant bGermany, Turkey, Iceland, South Africa and two double nationalities not counted in the statistic (Switzerland-France, Switzerland-Netherlands)