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Table 3 Participant characteristics (n = 27)

From: Understanding delayed access to antenatal care: a qualitative interview study

Age at interview
 Mean age (range) 26 (15–37)
Marital status
 Married 10 (37%)
 Cohabiting 7 (26%)
 Single 10 (37%)
Ethnic origin
 White 21 (77.8%)
 Mixed White/Caribbean 1 (3.7%)
 Pakistani 1 (3.7%)
 White European (Dagestani) 1 (3.7%)
 Black African (Eritrean) 1 (3.7%)
 Other (Mexican, Saudi) 2 (7.4%)
Parity (2 women had previous children removed and placed for adoption)
 0 14 (52%)
 1 7 (26%)
 2 2 (7%)
 3 or more 4 (15%)
Educational level (3 women had learning disabilities)
 Up to 16 years (secondary school) 13 (48%)
 Further education 7 (26%)
 Higher/university education 5 (19%)
 Unknown 2 (7%)
Occupation 1
 None 3 (11%)
 Student 7 (26%)
 Housewife 6 (22%)
 Elementary occupations 1 (4%)
 Personal service occupations 5 (18%)
 Sales and customer service 2 (8%)
 Professional occupations/managers 3 (11%)
Deprivation ranking of home address (2010) 2
 Living in lowest 5% of English neighbourhoods 9 (33%)
 Living in lowest 20% of English neighbourhoods 15 (56%)
 Living in lowest 50% of English neighbourhoods 20 (74%)
  1. 1Occupation from: Standard Occupational Classification 2000 (SOC2000), accessed from: http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/guide-method/classifications/archived-standard-classifications/standard-occupational-classification-2000/index.html.
  2. 2English Index of Multiple Deprivation Score (2010) for Lower Layer Super Output Areas (LSOAs) accessed from: http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/.