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Table 3 Socio-demographic characteristics and experiences of sample n = 362

From: Women’s preferences for inpatient and outpatient priming for labour induction: a discrete choice experiment

  N %
Volunteers (hospital clinics) 102 28%
OPRA Trial participants 260 72%
 Total participants 362 100%
OPRA Trial Participants (n = 260)*   
 Randomised to inpatient 132 51%
 Randomised to outpatient 127 49%
Age Mean (SD) 29.6 (5.2)  
Non-English speaking background (yes) 41 11%
Highest level of education   
 High school 107 30%
Post-high school course 112 31%
 Bachelor degree or higher 140 39%
Household combined annual income2   
 Up to $35,000 53 15%
 $35,000 to $65,000 119 33%
 $65,000 to $95,000 113 31%
 more than $95,000 62 17%
Self-rated health   
 Good/very good 325 80%
Neither good nor bad 29 8%
 Poor 5 1%
Driving distance to hospital (Median (range)) 9 km (1–49 km)  
Estimated travel time (Median (range)) 15 minutes (<5 to 45 minutes)  
Private health insurance? (yes) 124 34%
Number of children at time of survey completion   
None (clinic participants only) 55 15%
 One 216 60%
Two or more 90 25%
First pregnancy (either during OPRA trial, or currently pregnant with first child (clinic)) 239 66%
Type of care with pregnancy/past pregnancies3   
 Obstetric clinic with doctors 103 29%
 Midwives clinics 91 25%
 Midwife group practice/birth centre 86 24%
 Other 12 3%
Have you ever experienced induction of labour? (yes) 185 51%
Time since giving birth4?   
 2 months ago 124 34%
 3-12 months ago 41 11%
 > 1 year ago 88 24%
  1. *randomisation status not available for n = 1 . Missing demographic data for some items (not > n = 3), unless otherwise specified.
  2. % totals not always 100% due to missing data 2n = 15 missing data. Australian dollars.
  3. 3n = 70 (19%) did not answer this question. 4excludes currently pregnant and not stated (n = 109, 30%).