Table 1

Survey-reported medical history and pregnancy outcomes

CharacteristicAware of increased cardiovascular risk (n=163)Unaware of increased cardiovascular risk (n=273)P value
Family medical history, n (%)
 Any family medical history of cardiovascular disease132 (81.0)192 (70.3)0.02
 Stroke28 (17.2)43 (15.8)0.69
 Heart disease35 (21.5)50 (18.3)0.45
 ‘Heart attack’32 (19.6)56 (20.5)0.90
 High blood pressure114 (69.9)147 (53.9)<0.01
Postpartum diagnoses, n (%)
 Any postpartum medical condition71 (43.6)61 (22.3)<0.01
 Heart failure0 (0.0)1 (0.4)1.00
 High blood pressure (‘Hypertension’)59 (36.2)44 (16.1)<0.01
 Heart disease0 (0.0)1 (0.4)1.00
 Stroke1 (0.6)1 (0.4)1.00
 High cholesterol17 (10.4)15 (5.5)0.06
 Type 2 diabetes5 (3.1)5 (1.8)0.51
 Chronic kidney disease1 (0.6)4 (1.4)0.66
 Blood clot in the leg (deep vein thrombosis)3 (1.8)3 (1.1)0.68
 Unsure3 (4.8)13 (1.8)0.19
Hypertensive condition in pregnancy, n (%)
 Pre-eclampsia116 (71.2)185 (67.8)0.52
 Gestational hypertension47 (28.8)88 (32.2)
Special care nursery/neonatal intensive care unit admission
Singletons<0.01
 Yes87 (54.7)98 (38.1)
 No72 (45.3)159 (61.8)
Twins and singletons<0.01
 Yes91 (55.8)114 (41.8)
 No72 (44.2)159 (58.2)
Preterm birth0.172
 Preterm (<37 weeks)61 (37.4)84 (30.8)
 Term (≥37 weeks)102 (62.6)189 (69.2)
  • Characteristics as stated in participant survey.