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Table 1 Characteristics of N =2478 participants who consented ( n =2169) or did not consent to recontact at Stage 2 ( n =309) a

From: Recruiting and engaging new mothers in nutrition research studies: lessons from the Australian NOURISH randomised controlled trial

Variable b Consented to recontact (n=2169) Did not consent to recontact (n=309)
  Mean ± SD or %(n)
Maternal age at delivery (years)c (n=2393) 28.3 ± 5.6 27.1 ± 5.1
Maternal education (University degree)d 41 (884) 22 (67)
Born in Australia/New Zealandd 76 (1631) 78 (199)
Married/Defactod (n=2389) 90 (1927) 88 (225)
Intend to breastfeed exclusivelyd (n=2457) 91 (1955) 87 (262)
  1. (n values) reflect missing data.
  2. a of mothers approached at Stage 1, 702/2871 (24%) declined consent for later contact and of these only 309 agreed to provide brief demographic data.
  3. b based on data provided at Stage 1.
  4. c Mean ± standard deviation (SD) reported.
  5. d % within group (count) reported.