TABLE 2.

Adequacy of Perinatal Counseling as Reported by Parents

TaiwanHong Kong (n = 42)Singapore (n = 55)Kuala Lumpur (n = 36)Tokyo (n = 31)Melbourne (n = 48)San Francisco (n = 63)
Likelihood of death*62 (57, 66)69 (57, 82)70 (62, 79)39 (33, 44)46 (44, 48)60 (57, 64)
Likelihood of disability*69 (62, 77)69 (61, 77)59 (55, 64)61 (56, 67)46 (44, 48)73 (66, 81)
Pain and suffering*56 (54, 58)44 (43, 45)59 (55, 64)29 (19, 39)24 (14, 34)44 (43, 46)
Attachment/bonding*54 (52, 55)57 (54, 59)59 (55, 64)52 (51, 52)22 (11, 33)54 (53, 55)
Financial issues*29 (21, 37)49 (49, 49)49 (48, 49)65 (58, 71)4 (0, 22)20 (11, 30)
Religious considerations*10 (0, 25)30 (24, 37)30 (21, 38)4 (0, 25)016 (5, 27)
  • Data are shown as percent (95% confidence interval).

  • * The question was not asked in some interviews.