Table 1

Demographic and obstetric characteristics of the participants (N=377)

ItemMeasureFrequencyPercentage
Age (years)18–248723.1
25–3416744.3
35–4410628.1
45 or older174.5
EmploymentNo32586.2
Yes5213.8
Educational levelLess than high school4812.7
Completed high school10126.8
Postsecondary and still studying9124.1
Completed postsecondary12533.2
Advanced degree123.2
Prenatal care providerNo definite follow-up clinic164.2
Government hospital clinics11229.7
Primary healthcare centres5614.9
Private hospitals19351.2
Specialty of the caring physiciansNone195
General and family doctor369.5
Gynaecologist32285.4
Reason for referralNot referred/visiting31082.2
Referred for further management from other centres6617.6