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Table 2 Focus group characteristics

From: Community perceptions of pre-eclampsia in rural Karnataka State, India: a qualitative study

Number N participants Age (yr)
Median [range]
Occupation
1 Housewife
2 Labourer
3 Employee
4 Self-employed
5 Other
Child <5 years Pregnant Education
1 No formal schooling, cannot read or write
2 No formal schooling, can read and write
3 Primary school incomplete
4 Primary school complete
5 Secondary school incomplete
6 Secondary school complete
7 Pre-university incomplete
8 Pre-university complete
9 University incomplete
10 University complete
11 Postgraduate
12 Don’t know
Relationship to woman
1 Husband
2 Father
3 Father-in-law
4 Mother-in-law
5 Mother
6 Other
Community Leaders
 1 7 36
[31,48]
1 = (N = 1)
2 = (N = 6)
Not asked Not asked 1 = (N = 1)
6 = (N = 1)
8 = (N = 2)
10 = (N = 3)
Not asked
 2 10 36
[24,51]
1 = (N = 3)
4 = (N = 3)
5 = (N = 4)
Not asked Not asked 1 = (N = 1)
3 = (N = 1)
4 = (N = 1)
5 = (N = 1)
6 = (N = 3)
8 = (N = 1)
9 = (N = 1)
10 = (N = 1)
Not asked
 3 10 Not known Not known Not asked Not asked Not known Not asked
Male Decision-Makers
 1 8 26
[18,57]
2 = (N = 4)
3 = (N = 1)
4 = (N = 1)
5 = (N = 2)
Not Applicable Not Applicable 1 = (N = 4)
3 = (N = 2)
6 = (N = 2)
1 = (N = 4)
3 = (N = 2)
6 = (N = 2)
 2 11 49
[33,59]
3 = (N = 2)
5 = (N = 9)
Not Applicable Not Applicable 3 = (N = 4)
5 = (N = 1)
6 = (N = 1)
10 = (N = 1)
12 = (N = 4)
2 = (N = 4)
3 = (N = 3)
6 = (N = 4)
Female Decision-Makers
 1 10 45
[30,60]
1 = (N = 9)
2 = (N = 1)
Not Applicable Not Applicable 1 = (N = 8)
4 = (N = 2)
4 = (N = 6)
5 = (N = 2)
6 = (N = 2)
 2 18 45
[28,65]
1 = (N = 5)
3 = (N = 1)
4 = (N = 1)
5 = (N = 11)
Not Applicable Not Applicable 1 = (N = 3)
2 = (N = 1)
3 = (N = 1)
12 = (N = 13)
Not Known
 3 13 48
[30,65]
1 = (N = 13) Not Applicable Not Applicable 3 = (N = 1)
5 = (N = 1)
12 = (N = 11)
4 = (N = 7)
5 = (N = 1)
6 (N = 5)
Women of Reproductive Age
 1 55 Not Known Not Known Not Known Not Known Not Known Not Known
 2 16 25
[20,30]
1 = (N = 16) 56 % 75 % 3 = (N = 3)
4 = (N = 1)
5 = (N = 1)
6 = (N = 2)
8 = (N = 2)
10 = (N = 1)
12 = (N = 6)
Not Applicable
 3 14 23
[18,30]
1 = (N = 9)
2 = (N = 5)
36 % 86 % 1 = (N = 3)
3 = (N = 3)
4 = (N = 1)
5 = (N = 1)
6 = (N = 3)
8 = (N = 2)
10 = (N = 1)
Not Applicable
 4 17 Not Known 1 = (N = 17) 88 % 100 % Not Known Not Applicable
 5 14 22
[18,58]
1 = (N = 12)
3 = (N = 2)
71 % 50 % 3 = (N = 3)
5 = (N = 3)
6 = (N = 3)
10 = (N = 2)
12 = (N = 3)
Not Applicable
 6 16 20
[19, 26]
1 = (N = 16) 69 % 63 % 3 = (N = 7)
4 = (N = 4)
5 = (N = 1)
6 = (N = 3)
8 = (N = 1)
Not Applicable