Table 6

Sociodemographic characteristics of women who wrote free-text comments relating to early labour compared with all respondents

Women who wrote free-text comments relating to early labourAll women who completed the questionnaire
n (%)n (%)
Maternal age (years)
 16–24 7 (11.9) 640 (14.0)
 25–3422 (37.3)2818 (61.6)
 35 or more30 (50.8)1118 (24.2)
 Total59 (100)4576 (100)
Parity
 Primiparous32 (56.1)2207 (49.8)
 Multiparous25 (43.9)2223 (50.2)
 Total57 (100)4430 (100)
Ethnicity
 White49 (84.5)3715 (83.9)
 BME9 (15.5) 713 (16.1)
 Total58 (100)4428 (100)
Index of multiple deprivation
 1 (least deprived)15 (25.4) 901 (19.7)
 212 (20.3) 867 (18.9)
 313 (22.0) 935 (20.4)
 4 9 (15.2) 978 (21.4)
 5 (most deprived)10 (16.9) 896 (19.6)
 Total59 (100)4577 (100)
 Left FT education aged <16 years 6 (10.3) 757 (16.9)
 Left FT education aged 16 years or more53 (89.7)3727 (83.1)
 Total59 (100)4484 (100)
  • BME, black and minority ethnic group; FT, full time.