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Table 4 Characteristics of MOVE survey respondents by arm (n = 2,621) compared with regional women giving birth

From: Maternal and child health nurse screening and care for mothers experiencing domestic violence (MOVE): a cluster randomised trial

Characteristic Comparison group MOVE group 2009 perinatal regional data
n = 1,352 (%) n = 1,269 (%) n = 9,886 (%)*
Mean age (SD) 34 (4.6) 34.1 (4.5) 31.5 (5.3)
Birthplace    
 • Australian born 66.3 68.6 59
 • Overseas born 33.7 31.4 41
Permanent resident    
 • No 11.6 15.7  
Marital status    
 • Married 78.7 78.1 76
Year left school    
 • Completed year 12 89.8 91.1  
 • Year 11 or less 9.1 8.3  
 • Primary only or no school 1.1 0.6  
Further education    
 • Degree/higher degree 60.6 64.3  
 • Diploma/apprenticeship 24.5 22.3  
 • None 14.9 13.4  
Employment    
 • Paid work 51.8 53.6  
 • Study 3.4 4.1  
 • Study/work 2.3 2.9  
 • Unemployed 29.1 26.1  
 • Unpaid work 13.5 13.4  
Parity (primiparous) 54 54.3 47
Health Care Card (low income)
 • Yes 18.1 15.5  
Family income (AUD)    
 • ≤50,000 22.1 17.4  
 • ≤70,000 17.6 17.1  
 • >70,000 60.3 65.4  
Prevalence of IPV among MOVE survey respondents Total
Intimate partner violence (CAS)
 • 3–6 7.2 7.0 7.1
 • ≥7 7.1 6.5 6.8
Total abused 14.3 13.5 13.9
Fear of partner    
 • Current/ex 1.9 1.4 1.6
 • Ever afraid 9.7 9.4 9.5
IPV in pregnancy (recent or past pregnancy)
 • Yes 2.8 2.8 2.8
Abuse by other partners
 • Yes 10.7 9.9 10.3
Childhood abuse    
 • Yes (physical, sexual or emotional) 17.5 18.1 17.8
  1. *Victorian Perinatal Data Unit