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Table 4 Pregnancies occurring within one year of an invitation to attend PCC.

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

Year of invitation 2000 2001 2002
Number of pregnancies 797 513 182
Review of population by GP    
   Women included 567 (71%) 296 (58%) 122 (67%)
   Women excluded 230 (29%) 217 (42%) 60 (33%)
Response of included women    
   Yes 349 (44%) 168 (33%) 99 (54%)
   No 218 (27%) 128 (25%) 23 (13%)
Interest in PCC of responders    
   Yes 246 (31%) 119 (23%) 74 (40%)
   No 103 (13%) 49 (10%) 25 (14%)
Desire to become pregnant of interested responders    
   Within one year 166 (21%) 81 (16%) 51 (27%)
   Between one and five years 42 (5%) 23 (4%) 18 (10%)
   Term unknown 35 (4%) 14 (3%) 5 (3%)
   No desire for children, or for more children 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
   Pregnant 3 (1%) 1 (0%) 0 (0%)
Attended PCC before pregnancy 60 (8%) 48 (9%) 36 (20%)
  1. ||Because data were not collected over the total year in 2002, the reported number of pregnancies within that year was less than in the other years.