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Table 1 Characteristics of participants (n = 2100)

From: I felt so much conflict instead of joy: an analysis of open-ended comments from people in British Columbia who declined care recommendations during pregnancy and childbirth

  Provided comments about declining care (n = 1123) Did not provide comments about declining care (n = 977)
Number of pregnancies (mean) 2.2 2.1
Number of children (mean) 1.7 1.6
Age at time of data collection (mean) 32.7 33.0
Identified with a vulnerable group* 90 (8.0) 70 (7.2)
Ethnicity
Asian
White
Other
Missing
26 (2.7)
875 (92.1)
49 (5.2)
173
32 (4.5)
655 (92.1)
24 (3.4)
266
Highest level of education is Highschool 97 (10.1) 67 (9.4)
Family income $ 30,000 or less 75 (6.7) 47 (4.8)
Care provider during pregnancy
Family Physician
Midwife
Obstetrician
Other
Multiple responses possible
225 (20.0)
883 (78.6)
208 (18.5)
82
313 (32.0)
539 (55.2)
259 (26.5)
92
Gave birth by Cesarean section 184 (17.2) 212 (24.5)
  1. *Identified as one or more of the following: family income < 30 k, immigrant or refugee, history of incarceration or housing instability