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Table 1 Participant characteristics n = 202

From: Cross-cultural validation and psychometrics’ evaluation of women’s experience of maternity care scale in French: the ESEM

  n (%)
Maternal age in years, mean ± [SD] 31.5 [4.4]
Gestation in weeks, mean ± [SD] 39.9 [1.0]
Nulliparous women 125 (61.9)
Place of birth
 Swiss 87 (43.1)
 European 77 (38.1)
 Non-European 38 (18.8)
Education
 Mandatory, internship 48 (23.7)
 College diploma 38 (18.9)
 University 116 (57.4)
Marital status
 Married 134 (66.3)
 Living with a partner 59 (29.2)
 Other 9 (4.5)
Occupationa
 Stable job 153 (75.7)
 Other 27 (13.4)
 Unemployed 15 (7.7)
Annually family incomeb
 ≤ 100′000 CHF 94 (46.5)
 > 100′000 CHF 70 (36.7)
Tobacco usec
 Never smoked 104 (51.8)
 Stopped smoking 45 (22.4)
 Smoked before pregnancy 52 (25.8)
Mode of delivery
 Spontaneous 140 (69.3)
 Assisted vaginal 33 (16.3)
 Caesarean section 29 (14.4)
Induction
 No 126 (54.5)
 Yes 76 (45.5)
Analgesiad
 Not at all 53 (30.6)
 Epidural 120 (69.3)
  1. a Missing values, n = 7
  2. b Missing values, n = 38
  3. c Missing value, n = 1
  4. d Without Caesarean section