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Table 3 Knowledge of risk factors for adverse pregnancy outcomes at baseline

From: A cohort study of a tailored web intervention for preconception care

  Participants giving a correct answer at baseline among those who completed the survey n = 282 (%) Participants giving a correct answer at baseline among those who did not complete the survey n = 226 (%) Total (n = 508) P
General preconception behaviours 199 (70.6) 146 (67.6) 345 (69.3) 0.476
Folic acid supplementation 270 (95.7) 201 (93.1) 471 (94.6) 0.189
Timing of preconception counselling 221 (78.4) 160 (74.8) 381 (76.8) 0.346
Inheritability of malformations and genetic diseases 233 (82.6) 171 (79.9) 404 (81.5) 0.441
Age at risk for Down syndrome 263 (93.3) 202 (94.4) 465 (93.8) 0.607
Maintaining a normal weight to prevent adverse pregnancy outcomes 276 (97.9) 210 (98.1) 486 (98.0) 0.839
Overweight and obesity 37 (13.1) 30 (14.0) 67 (13.5) 0.772
Underlying maternal diseases 55 (19.5) 35 (16.4) 90 (18.1) 0.368
Smoking 276 (97.9) 201 (93.9) 477 (96.2) 0.023
Medications 34 (12.1) 33 (49.3) 67 (13.5) 0.278
Drinking alcohol 164 (58.2) 128 (59.8) 292 (58.9) 0.71
Need of testing susceptibility to infectious diseases 242 (85.8) 162 (75.7) 404 (81.5) 0.004
Immunization before pregnancy 147 (52.1) 98 (45.8) 282 (56.9) 0.162