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Table 1 Demographic and obstetric characteristics of sample

From: Parents’ views on care of their very premature babies in neonatal intensive care units: a qualitative study

Parent details N = 39 (%)
Ethnicity  
  White European 29 (74)
  Indian 3 (8)
  Pakistani 2 (5)
  Filipino 2 (5)
  Other 3 (8)
Marital status  
  Married/living with partner 37 (94)
  Partner 1 (3)
  Separated 1 (3)
Education  
  None 2 (5)
  GCSEs/O levels 9 (23)
  A-levels/Diploma/City & Guilds 12 (31)
  Undergraduate 6 (15)
  Postgraduate 2 (5)
  Professional 8 (21)
Employed 33 (85)
Income (n = 37)  
< £10,000 3 (8)
  £10,000 - £19,999 7 (19)
  £20,000 - £29,999 15 (41)
  £30,000 - £39,999 6 (16)
> £40,000 6 (16)
BIRTH DETAILS N = 32 (%)
Gestation at birth (weeks)  
  31-32 11 (35)
  30-31 3 (9)
  29-30 3 (9)
  28-29 3 (9)
  27-28 4 (13)
  26-27 4 (13)
  25-26 1 (3)
  24-25 3 (9)
Type of birth  
  Vaginal 13 (40)
  Caesarean 19 (60)
Multiple birth 11 (34)
Parity  
  1 24 (75)
  2 6 (19)
  3 2 (6)
Mean days on neonatal unit ( SD and range) 49.6 (25.1; 25-115)
Baby on neonatal unit at time of interview 6 (19)
Mean time since birth ( SD and range) 154 days (57; 44-344)