Table 1 Characteristics of 21 women interviewed
CharacteristicFrequency
(%) (N=21)
Age
 20–30 years3 (14%)
 31–40 years13 (62%)
 >40 years5 (24%)
Ethnicity
 White, British10 (48%)
 White, European3 (14%)
 Black or mixed race5 (24%)
 Asian3 (14%)
Employment status
 Employed or doing voluntary work, FT or PT12 (57%)
 Students2 (10%)
 Full-time mothers3 (14%)
 Unemployed4 (19%)
Level of education
 Graduate level or above14 (67%)
 A' Levels or NVQ qualifications6 (29%)
 GCSEs1 (4%)
Marital status
 Married10 (48%)
 Cohabiting1 (4%)
 Single (including 1 divorced)10 (48%)
Pregnancy status
 Considering first pregnancy9 (43%)
 Considering second pregnancy2 (10%)
 Pregnant at interview5 (24%)
 Recently given birth5 (24%)
  • FT, full-time; PT, part-time; NVQ, National Vocational Qualification; GCSE, General Certificate of Secondary Education.