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Table 1 Descriptive characteristics: DFM and Cross-sectional populations

From: Implementation of uniform information on fetal movement in a Norwegian population reduced delayed reporting of decreased fetal movement and stillbirths in primiparous women - a clinical quality improvement

  DFM*
N = 4 253
  Cross-sectional*
N = 1 431
 
Characteristics Pre-intervention
n = 1 215
n (%)†
Post-intervention
n = 3 038
n (%)†
P ‡ Pre-intervention
n = 692
n (%)†
Post-intervention
n = 739
n (%)†
P ‡
Age, y mean (SD) 29.6 (4.9) 29.7 (5.2) 0.625 30.2 (4.9) 30.1 (5.1) 0.849
   <20 23 (1.9) 59 (2.0)   9 (1.3) 10 (1.4)  
   20-24 182 (15.1) 454 (15.1)   70 (10.3) 101 (13.7)  
   25-29 388 (32.3) 933 (31.1)   231 (34.0) 208 (28.1)  
   30-34 413 (34.4) 1 031 (34.3)   237 (34.9) 273 (36.9)  
   35+ 196 (16.3) 527 (17.5)   133 (19.6) 147 (19.9)  
Parity       
   Para 0 559 (51.1) 1 414 (52.4) 0.490 287 (43.1) 300 (41.4) 0.197
   Para 1 372 (34.0) 878 (32.5)   221 (33.2) 283 (39.0)  
   Para 2+ 163 (14.9) 409 (15.2)   158 (23.7) 142 (19.5)  
BMI, kg/m 2 24.7 (5.1) 24.5 (5.0) 0.547 24.4 (4.4) 23.6 (4.2) <0.001
   <20 143 (13.3) 383 (14.2)   74 (11.0) 113 (15.6)  
   20-24 547 (50.8) 1325 (49.0)   378 (56.2) 412 (56.9)  
   25-29 244 (22.7) 638 (23.6)   147 (21.8) 137 (18.9)  
   30+ 91 (8.5) 249 (9.2)   74 (11.0) 21 (8.6)  
Smoking habits       
   Smoking 104 (8.8) 259 (8.9) 0.924 50 (7.4) 48 (6.4) 0.483
Country of origin       
   Non-Western 178 (14.7) 406 (13.4) 0.271 39 (5.7) 29 (3.6) 0.064
  1. * Data are reported as n(%) unless otherwise noted.
  2. † Denominators vary due to missing values
  3. ‡ Chi square tests for the difference between proportions within women with DFM and the cross-sectional population respectively