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Table 2 Participant baseline characteristics

From: Evaluation of a bespoke training to increase uptake by midwifery teams of NICE Guidance for membrane sweeping to reduce induction of labour: a stepped wedge cluster randomised design

Baseline characteristics Before training (n = 1420) After training (n = 1367)
Women’s age (years)
 Median (IQR) 29 (25–32) 29 (25–33)
  < 20 78 (5.5%) 81 (5.9%)
 20–35 1126 (79.3%) 1074 (78.6%)
  > 35 216 (15.2%) 212 (15.5%)
Parity
 Nulliparous 850 (59.9%) 793 (58.0%)
 Multiparous 569 (40.1%) 574 (42.0%)
Ethnicity
 Africa 89 (6%) 81 (6%)
 Asia – South 442 (31%) 427 (31%)
 Asia – Other 16 (1%) 19 (1%)
 Caribbean 60 (4%) 57 (4%)
 European – Britain 642 (45%) 619 (45%)
 European – Other 65 (5%) 55 (4%)
 Middle East 43 (3%) 47 (3%)
 Other 60 (4%) 42 (3%)
 Unknown 3 (0%) 20 (1%)
BMI (kg/m2)
  ≤ 18 57 (4.0%) 54 (4.0%)
 19–34 1254 (88.3%) 1199 (87.7%)
  ≥ 35 108 (7.6%) 112 (8.2%)
Index of multiple deprivation from postcode
 Quintile 1 911 (64.2%) 855 (62.5%)
 Quintile 2 244 (17.2%) 253 (18.5%)
 Quintile 3 191 (13.5%) 158 (11.6%)
 Quintile 4 52 (3.7%) 67 (4.9%)
 Quintile 5 20 (1.4%) 32 (2.3%)
Trust
 BWNFT 926 (65%) 871 (64%)
 BHH 494 (35%) 496 (36%)
  1. Note we exclude those ineligible for sweeping and those delivering within the training transition period. Percentages are of the total and include any women with missing data on that variable
  2. IQR interquartile range