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Table 1 Characteristics of the study sample compared to the pregnant population of Baden-Württemberg

From: A survey on worries of pregnant women - testing the German version of the Cambridge Worry Scale

Sociodemographic and obstetric characteristics Study population
(n = 344)
Pregnant population of Baden-Württemberg in 2001
(n = 86 849)
  n % %
Age (years)    
   < 18 1 0.3 0.5
   18-34 280 81.4 78.8
   > 34 63 18.3 20.8
Nationality    
   German 314 91.3 79.0
   Other 30 8.7 21.0
Occupation a    
   Housewife 70 20.9 45.4b
   Trainee/student 15 4.5 2.5b
   Unskilled worker 11 3.3 4.4b
   Skilled worker/civil servant 207 61.8 35.0b
   Executive position 32 9.6 12.7b
Gravidity    
   First 200 58.1 38.8
   > 1 144 41.9 61.2
Parity    
   0 229 66.6 46.4
   ≥1 115 33.4 53.6
Risk factors documented in clinical data a    
   Yes 151 61.6 63.4
   No 94 38.4 36.6
Smoking during pregnancy a    
   Yes 36 11.2 9.5
   No 285 88.8 90.5
Mode of delivery a    
   Vaginal 224 68.9 70.0
   Cesarean section 76 23.4 23.5
   Forceps or vacuum 25 7.7 6.4
  1. a Members sum < 344 due to missing data
  2. b These data refer to the perinatal statistics of Baden-Württemberg in 2004 (n = 76 803) because data for 2001 were incomplete