Table 1

Respondent demographics

Total
N (%)
GH
%
PE
%
CH
%
Total HDP
N (%)
Total non-HDP
N (%)
P value HDP vs non-HDP
Total N266151431617492
Age
 18–2512 (5)13610 (6)2 (2)0.16
 26–35117 (44)33485081 (47)36 (39)0.25
 36–45126 (47)53425076 (44)50 (54)0.10
 45+10 (3)57 (4)3 (3)0.75
 Prefer not to answer1 (0)1 (1)
Ethnicity
 Caucasian236 (89)939781165 (95)71 (77)<0.001
 Asian23 (9)7265 (3)18 (20)<0.001
 Other*7 (3)-1134 (2)3 (8)0.65
Highest educational attainment
 Secondary school25 (9)7141323 (13)2 (2)0.003
 Diploma/trade†69 (26)33335060 (35)9 (10)<0.001
 University degree171 (64)60523890 (52)81 (88)<0.001
 Prefer not to answer1 (0)11 (1)
 Relationship status
 In a relationship254 (96)1009388162 (93)92 (100)0.001
 Not in a relationship11 (4)61311 (6)0 (1)
 Prefer not to answer1 (0)11 (1)
 Recruited to survey via
 P4 newsletter56 (21)138614 (8)42 (46)<0.001
 AAPEC62 (23)7401961 (35)1 (1)<0.001
 Social media134 (50)80526997 (56)37 (40)0.02
 Other‡14 (5)162 (1)12 (13)<0.001
  • *Other: Indigenous Australian (n=1), Polynesian or Maori (n=2), mixed ethnicity (n=4).

  • †Diploma or trade certificate.

  • ‡Other: friend (n=11), ACM (n=1), Clinic (n=1), maternity consumer group other than AAPEC (n=1).

  • AAPEC, Australian Action on Pre-eclampsia; ACM, Australian College of Midwives; CH, chronic hypertensionchronic hypertension worsening in pregnancy and/or with superimposed PE; GH, gestational hypertension; HDP, hypertensive disorders of pregnancy; PE, pre-eclampsia.