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Table 3 Demographic characteristics per response-group in the first year PCC was offered.

From: Preconception counselling initiated by general practitioners in the Netherlands: reaching couples contemplating pregnancy [ISRCTN53942912]

2000   Excluded
N = 5,176
Non responders
n = 4,561
Not interested
n = 1,831
Interested
n = 1,480
Age < 20 years 202 (4%) 193 (4%) 90 (5%) 83 (6%)
  20 to 24 years 632 (12%) 806 (18%) 268 (15%) 379 (26%)
  25 to 29 years 824 (16%) 1,081 (24%) 319 (17%) 510 (34%)
  30 to 34 years 1242 (24%) 1,128 (25%) 518 (28%) 362 (24%)
  > 34 years 2274 (44%) 1,354 (29%) 635 (35%) 146 (10%)
Marital status Married/cohabiting 854 (76%) 1,124 (77%) 389 (73%) 537 (72%)
  Permanent relationship 101 (9%) 108 (7%) 49 (9%) 93 (13%)
  Single 173 (15%) 220 (15%) 96 (18%) 108 (15%)
Country of birth The Netherlands 1,042 (93%) 1,353 (93%) 511 (95%) 688 (92%)
  Surinam/Netherlands Antilles 16 (1%) 24 (2%) 3 (1%) 12 (2%)
  Turkey/Morocco 21 (2%) 13 (1%) 3 (1%) 8 (1%)
  Other 42 (4%) 61 (4%) 15 (3%) 34 (5%)
Education Basic 261 (25%) 366 (27%) 115 (23%) 101 (14%)
  Intermediate 470 (44%) 569 (41%) 208 (41%) 350 (50%)
  University/college 330 (31%) 437 (32%) 178 (36%) 252 (36%)
Medical insuranceठNational health insurance 27 (69%) 45 (72%) 1 (50%) 198 (67%)
  Insurance for civil service employees 3 (8%) 3 (5%) 0 (0%) 7 (2%)
  Private insurance 9 (23%) 13 (21%) 1 (50%) 91 (31%)
  Not insured 0 (0%) 1 (2%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Previous pregnancies Yes 452 (40%) 570 (39%) 235 (44%) 444 (60%)
  No 689 (60%) 892 (61%) 299 (56%) 298 (40%)
  1. Because these characteristics were collected from two different questionnaires only part of the women received, the numbers do not add up to the total amount of women per response group.
  2. § This characteristic was included in only one of the two questionnaires.