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Table 2 Service use and weight recording practices across the 3 study cohorts

From: Implementation of gestational weight gain guidelines - what’s more effective for ensuring weight recording in pregnancy?

  Cohort 1 (n visits = 38,785) Cohort 2 (n = 32,694) Cohort 3 (n = 24,623) p-value
Date range (months) April 2014–June 2015 (15) July 2015–September 2016 (15) October 2016–December 2017 (15)  
Proportion of women with weight each visit recorded (overall) (%) 4.2% 18.9% 61.8% < 0.001
Weight recorded at booking visit 92.2% 84.8% 92.2% < 0.001
Proportion of women with weight each visit recorded (%) – By clinician group     < 0.001
by Midwives 4.0% 20.7% 62.5%  
by Doctors 4.1% 7.6% 53.3%  
By model of care     < 0.001
In the hospital 4.0% 15.7% 56.6% < 0.001
In the community 4.0% 24.7% 69.8% < 0.001
By ppBMI category     < 0.001
  < 18.5 kg/m2 5.7% 22.0% 64.6% < 0.001
 18.5–24.9 kg/m2 3.8% 17.3% 60.9% < 0.001
 25–29.9 kg/m2 3.6% 20.0% 62.0% < 0.001
 30 + kg/m2 5.8% 21.5% 63.5% < 0.001
  1. Data are presented as % (n/N) for categorical variables. IQR interquartile range, pp pre-pregnancy, BMI body mass index