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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of study participants (n = 563), Western Australia 2013

From: Surveillance of antenatal influenza vaccination: validity of current systems and recommendations for improvement

  Number of women (%)
Maternal age (in years)   
 18–29 210 (37.3 %)
 30–39 323 (57.4 %)
 40–45 30 (5.3 %)
Residence   
 Metropolitan 509 (90.4 %)
 Rural/Remote 54 (9.6 %)
Socioeconomic status (SEIFA score)a
 Quintile 1 (Most disadvantaged) 13 (2.4 %)
 Quintile 2 63 (11.5 %)
 Quintile 3 150 (27.3 %)
 Quintile 4 194 (35.3 %)
 Quintile 5 (Least disadvantaged) 129 (23.5 %)
Highest level of education completedb
 ≤High school graduate 175 (31.3 %)
 Undergraduate/TAFE degree 292 (52.2 %)
 Postgraduate degree 92 (16.5 %)
Existing Medical Conditions   
 No chronic medical conditionc 474 (84.2 %)
 Has ≥1 chronic medical condition 89 (15.8 %)
Antenatal care providerd
 Public antenatal hospital clinic 247 (44.1 %)
 General practitioner 96 (17.1 %)
 Private obstetrician 209 (37.3 %)
 Other providere 8 (1.4 %)
  1. aSEIFA, Socioeconomic indexes for areas; n = 549; 14 women had unknown SEIFA scores
  2. bn = 559; 4 women had unknown educational attainment
  3. cChronic medical conditions included asthma, chronic heart disease, diabetes, and chronic lung disorders
  4. dn = 560; 3 women did not provide details on their antenatal care provide
  5. eOther antenatal care providers included independent midwives, community midwifery programs, and the Royal Australian Flying Doctors Services