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Table 1 Characteristics of survey respondents (n = 1103)

From: Women's knowledge and attitudes regarding alcohol consumption in pregnancy: a national survey

Characteristic n (%) Australian Population%
Age    
Age, years, mean, (standard deviation) 32.0 (8.3)  
18-29 years 439 (39.8) 39.8[13]
30-45 years 664 (60.2) 60.2[13]
Pregnancy History    
Given birth to a child 700 (63.5) 57.8[13]
Years since last child born, median (range) 5.0 (<1 to 23)  
Planning pregnancy in the next 2 years 230 (20.9)  
Planning pregnancy sometime in the future (n = 873) 274 (31.4)  
Marital status    
Married (or de facto/life partner) 697 (63.2) 61.2[13]
Never married 329 (29.8) 27.7[13]
Divorced 43 (3.9) 6.9[13]
Separated 29 (2.6) 3.6[13]
Widowed 5 (0.5) 0.6[13]
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin 21 (1.9) 2.4[13]
Country of Birth    
Australia 876 (79.4) 70.4[13]
Years in Australia if born outside Australia, median (range) 18 (<1 to 44)  
Current employment status (n = 1102)    
Currently employed 702 (63.6) 67.9[13]
Home duties 230 (20.9)  
Student 127 (11.5)  
Unemployed or retired or on a pension 43 (3.8) 4.1[13]
Highest educational attainment    
Year 11 or below 174 (15.8) 30.6[14]
Year 12 252 (22.8) 22.2[14]
Post-school qualification below bachelor degree 383 (34.7) 22.6[14]
Bachelor degree 225 (20.4) 16.4[14]
Postgraduate qualification 69 (6.3) 7.6[14]
Behaviour    
Drank alcohol in the past 12 months 986 (89.4) 84.2[15]
Smoke cigarettes 199 (18.0) 17.7[15]