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Table 1 Data collected in the Aboriginal Families Study questionnaire*

From: Aboriginal Families Study: a population-based study keeping community and policy goals in mind right from the start

  Mother Baby
Social characteristics Date of birth Date of birth
Aboriginality Aboriginality
Aboriginal language group/community Number of siblings
Place of residence (metro/regional/remote)  
Number and age of other children
Health care concession card
Access to transport
Antenatal care Gestation at first antenatal check-up  
Number of antenatal check-ups
Model of care (e.g. public clinic, Aboriginal Family Birthing Program)
Location of antenatal care (e.g. hospital, home)
Hospital admission during pregnancy
Required to travel and be away overnight in order to access tests or specialist level care
Birth events Hospital admission prior to onset of labour Place of birth
Intrapartum transfer to another hospital Infant birthweight
Caregivers present during labour/birth Gestational age
Family present during labour/birth  
Method of birth
Postnatal care Length of postnatal hospital stay Admission to Neonatal Intensive Care or Special Care Nursery
Home visits after discharge
Contacts with primary care services Initiation and duration of breastfeeding
Support in relation to infant feeding
Women’s views of care Access to information  
Involvement in decisions about care
Satisfaction with pain relief
Interaction with health professionals
Perceived discrimination (e.g. talked down to, stereotyped, treated unfairly)
Support provided if needed to travel/be away from home for care during pregnancy and/or to give birth
Social health issues Social health issues (e.g. housing problems, legal issues, drug and alcohol problem, family violence)  
Smoking during and after pregnancy
Health and well being Medical conditions during pregnancy  
  Postpartum physical health problems  
  Postpartum psychological distress  
  1. * Copy of the questionnaire available on request to the corresponding author.