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Table 1 Sample characteristics of participants

From: Factors associated with knowledge of personal gestational weight gain recommendations

Characteristics of participants Entire sample
n = 246 (100%)
Knowledge of GWG recommendations n = 76 (31%) No knowledge of GWG recommendations n = 170 (69%)
  Mean (SD) or n (percent)
Age (years) 25.8 (5.4) 24.6 (5.2) 26.4 (5.3)
Gestation age (weeks) 23.5 (10.0) 23.9 (8.8) 23.4 (10.5)
Racea
 White 47 (19%) 13 (18%) 34 (20%)
 Black 143 (58%) 43 (57%) 100 (59%)
 Hispanic 63 (26%) 21 (28%) 42 (25%)
Married 163 (66%) 32 (42%) 51 (30%)
Number of prior pregnancies 1.9 (1.7) 1.6 (1.8) 2.1 (1.7)
High school education or less 119 (49%) 34 (45%) 85 (50%)
Employed 107 (44%) 37 (49%) 75 (44%)
Income <$15,000 per year 113 (46%) 37 (49%) 76 (45%)
Pre-pregnancy BMI (kg/m2) 28.5 (8.3) 27.7 (8.7) 28.9 (8.1)
Accurate pre-pregnancy weight status perception 116 (47%) 47 (62%) 69 (41%)
EADP risk knowledge (summary score) 3.2 (2.9) 3.3 (2.8) 3.0 (3.0)
Perceived importance of healthy GWG 231 (94%) 72 (94%) 159 (94%)
Healthcare provider advised on GWG 124 (50%) 39 (51%) 85 (50%)
  1. Missing data: income (n = 13, 5%), race (n = 10, 4%), education (n = 3, 1%), employment (n = 5, 2%).
  2. EADP excess adiposity during pregnancy, GWG gestational weight gain, BMI body mass index.
  3. aParticipants responded with yes/no to all racial groups that applied.