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Table 1 Background characteristics of the participants

From: Agreement between pedometer and accelerometer in measuring physical activity in overweight and obese pregnant women

  Participants
Continuous variables, medians (interquartile range) 1
Age, years 32 (27-36)
Weeks' gestation 13 (12-20)
Body mass index, kg/m2 29.3 (27.5-33.8)
Categorized variables, numbers (%)
Weeks' gestation category  
   11-14 32 (55.2)
   ≥20 26 (44.8)
BMI category  
   25.0-29.9 kg/m2 35 (60.3)
   ≥30.0 kg/m2 22 (39.7)
Parity  
   0 27 (46.6)
   1 21 (36.2)
   ≥2 10 (17.2)
Education (highest qualification)2  
   GCSE or equivalent (at age ≥16 years) 9 (17.0)
   A level or equivalent (at age ≥18 years) 13 (24.5)
   Degree or higher postgraduate qualification 31 (58.5)
Ethnicity  
   White 48 (88.9)
   Other 6 (11.1)
Smoked during the last year  
   Yes 7 (12.7)
   No 48 (87.3)
Employed at the beginning of pregnancy  
   Yes 48 (84.2)
   No 9 (15.8)
Hours of employment3  
   Full time (≥37 h/week) 30 (63.8)
   Part time (<37 h/week) 17 (36.2)
Living with a partner/husband  
   Yes 55 (96.5)
   No 2 (3.5)
  1. 1 n = 58 for continuous variables
  2. 2 GCSE: General Certificate of Secondary Education. Higher postgraduate qualification includes Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (or Postgraduate Certificate in Education), MSc, PhD etc.
  3. 3 including 48 women who were employed