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Table 2 Participant characteristics

From: Giving birth in Switzerland: a qualitative study exploring migrant women’s experiences during pregnancy and childbirth in Geneva and Zurich using focus groups

  n = 33 (%)
Women 21–40 years of age 33 (100%)
Mean age in years (SD) 29.2 (5.5)
Mean years in Switzerland
 -less than 4 years 18 (54.5%)
 -more than 4 years 15 (45.5%)
Religion
 Christian 15 (45.5%)
 Muslim 11 (33.3%)
 Other 2 (6.0%)
 No answer 5 (15.2%)
Civil status
 Single 2 (6.1%)
 Married or in partnership 29 (87.9%)
 Separated or divorced 1 (3.0%)
 No answer 1 (3.0%)
Education
 Less than 12 years 3 (9.1%)
 High school (=12 years) 18 (54.5%)
 Education > 12 school years 10 (30.3%)
 No answer 2 (6.1%)
Children
 Expecting first child 7 (21.2%)
 Already had children 26 (78.8%)
Work situation
 Full time or part time 10 (30.3%)
 Not working 20 (60.6%)
 Other (student or inability to work) 2 (6.1%)
 No answer 1 (3.0%)
Health insurance
 Yes 17 (51.5%)
 No 10 (30.3%)
 No answer 6 (18.2%)