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Table 1 Sample characteristics (all primiparous women with singletons, with known mode of birth, N = 2139)

From: Psychosocial factors that mediate the association between mode of birth and maternal postnatal adjustment: findings from a population-based survey

  Mode of birth
SVD Instrumental Planned CS Unplanned CS Total
n % N % N % n % n %
Maternal age***
 16–19 59 5.8 11 2.1 4 2.2 12 3.1 86 4.0
 20–24 189 18.4 66 12.3 23 12.5 49 12.5 327 15.3
 25–29 352 34.3 173 32.2 34 18.5 117 29.9 676 31.6
 30–34 296 28.9 194 36.1 74 40.2 126 32.2 690 32.3
 35–39 111 10.8 76 14.2 32 17.4 74 18.9 293 13.7
 40+ 19 1.9 17 3.2 17 9.2 13 3.3 66 3.1
 Total (Missing = 1) 1027 100.0 537 100.0 184 100.0 391 100.0 2138 100.0
Index of Multiple Deprivation
 1 185 18.0 116 21.6 32 17.4 76 19.4 409 19.1
 2 212 20.6 97 18.1 32 17.4 87 22.3 428 20.0
 3 220 21.4 132 24.6 47 25.5 81 20.7 480 22.4
 4 219 21.3 122 22.7 38 20.7 73 18.7 452 21.1
 5 (most deprived) 191 18.6 70 13.0 35 19.0 74 18.9 370 17.3
 Total 1027 100.0 537 100.0 184 100.0 391 100.0 2139 100.0
Ethnicity
 White 865 85.6 466 89.1 151 85.8 326 86.0 1808 86.5
 Mixed 27 2.7 8 1.5 2 1.1 7 1.8 44 2.1
 Asian 95 9.4 40 7.6 13 7.4 33 8.7 181 8.7
 Black 20 2.0 7 1.3 9 5.1 11 2.9 47 2.2
 Other 4 0.4 2 0.4 1 0.6 2 0.5 9 0.4
 Total (Missing = 50) 1011 100.0 523 100.0 176 100.0 379 100.0 2089 100.0
Age left full-time education (years)
 < 17 143 14.1 72 13.4 35 19.6 54 13.9 304 14.3
 17–18 268 26.4 140 26.1 47 26.3 111 28.5 566 26.7
 19+ 601 59.2 325 60.5 97 54.2 225 57.7 1248 58.8
 Still in education 3 0.3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.1
 Total (Missing = 18) 1015 100.0 537 100.0 179 100.0 390 100.0 2121 100.0
  1. * p < 0.05, ** p < 0.01, *** p < 0.001