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Table 1 Characteristics of randomised participants (n = 76)

From: Feasibility and acceptability of regular weighing, setting weight gain limits and providing feedback by community midwives to prevent excess weight gain during pregnancy: randomised controlled trial and qualitative study

  Usual care Intervention
Mean Age (SD) 28.9 (6.8) 28.1 (5.9)
IMD (%)     
 Quartile 1(least deprived) 7 (19.4) 8 (20.0)
 Quartile 2 8 (22.2) 5 (12.5)
 Quartile 3 8 (22.2) 15 (37.5)
 Quartile 4 (most deprived) 13 (36.1) 12 (30.0)
Smoked (%) 12 (33.3) 9 (22.5)
 Not known 2 (5.6) 3 (7.5)
White ethnicity (%) 33 (91.7) 34 (85.0)
BMI category (%)     
 Healthy weight (BMI 18.5–24.9) 20 (55.6) 23 (57.5)
 Overweight (BMI 25.0–29.9) 16 (44.4) 17 (42.5)
Previous children (%)     
 None 10 (27.8) 25 (62.5)
 One or More 26 (72.2) 15 (37.5)
Marital status (%)     
 Married 15 (41.7) 21 (52.5)
 Single (living alone) 2 (5.6) 2 (5.0)
 Single (living with partner/family) 17 (47.2) 17 (42.5)
 Divorced (living with partner) 1 (2.8) 0 (0.0)
 Not known 1 (2.8) 0 (0.0)
Employment status (%)     
 Employed 29 (80.6) 35 (87.5)
 Unemployed 5 (13.9) 3 (7.5)
 Student 1 (2.8) 1 (2.5)
 Looking after family 0 (0.0) 1 (2.5)
 Not known 1 (2.8) 0 (0.0)