TABLE 3.

Parents' Expectations After Antenatal Counseling

Taiwan (n = 45)Hong Kong (n = 42)Singapore (n = 55)Kuala Lumpur (n = 36)Tokyo (n = 31)Melbourne (n = 48)San Francisco (n = 63)
Understood prognosis70 (62, 77)73 (63, 83)81 (69, 93)65 (59, 71)68 (60, 77)69 (26, 39)90 (77, 100)
Expected sequelae50 (50, 50)38 (34, 42)64 (59, 69)15 (0, 30)*40 (37, 43)45 (44, 47)
Sequelae better than parents expected79 (68, 90)80 (69, 92)85 (73, 98)83 (69, 98)*74 (65, 84)97 (82, 100)
Feared death in NICU*57 (53, 60)78 (68, 88)70 (62, 79)58 (54, 62)71 (64, 79)64 (59, 68)
Feared death at home33 (27, 38)15 (3, 27)38 (34, 42)39 (34, 44)17 (2, 32)33 (26, 39)29 (23, 36)
  • Data are shown as percent (95% confidence interval).

  • * The question was not asked in some interviews.