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Table 2 Interview participants’ socio-demographic and health behaviour characteristics during pregnancy (N = 19)

From: Women’s perceptions of information about alcohol use during pregnancy: a qualitative study

Characteristics at time of pregnancy (2009) n (%)
Marital status  
    Married 17 (89.5)
    De facto 2 (10.5)
Number of children  
    0 8 (42.1)
    1 8 (42.1)
    2 3 (15.8)
Rurality  
    Major cities 10 (52.6)
    Inner regional 4 (21.1)
    Outer regional 3 (15.8)
    Remote 2 (10.5)
Employment  
    No paid work 2 (10.5)
    Part-time work (1–24 hours/week) 8 (42.1)
    Full-time work (35-49+ hours/week) 9 (47.4)
Highest level of education  
    Year 12 or equivalent 2 (10.5)
    Certificate/diploma 5 (26.3)
    University degree 9 (47.4)
    Higher university degree 3 (15.8)
Household annual income  
    No income 1 (5.3)
    $36,400 - $51,999 2 (10.5)
    $78,000 - $103,999 5 (26.3)
    $104,000 - $129,999 1 (5.3)
    $130,000 - $155,999 3 (15.8)
    $156,000 or more 7 (36.8)
Health Care Card (covers healthcare costs for government concession recipients)  
    No 17 (89.5)
    Yes 2 (10.5)
Private health insurance  
    No 4 (21.1)
    Yes 15 (78.9)
Smoking status  
    Never smoker 12 (63.2)
    Ex-smoker 6 (31.6)
    Smoker > =20 per day 1 (5.3)
Illicit drug use (ever)  
    Never used illicit drugs 8 (42.1)
    Used illicit drugs 11 (57.9)
Change in alcohol intake from before pregnancy to during pregnancy  
    Non drinker 3 (15.8)
    Drinker to abstainer 4 (21.1)
    Drinker decreased intake (i.e. decreased usual frequency and/or quantity) 10 (52.6)
    Drinker same intake 1 (5.3)
    Unknown due to missing data 1 (5.3)
Frequency of alcohol use during pregnancy  
    Did not drink alcohol 7 (36.8)
    Less than once a month 6 (31.6)
    Less than once a week 2 (10.5)
    1 or 2 days per week 3 (15.8)
    3 or 4 days per week 1 (5.3)
Quantity of alcohol use during pregnancy  
    Did not drink alcohol 7 (36.8)
    1 or 2 drinks per day 12 (63.2)