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Table 1 Testing Pathway of Participants (N = 38)

From: Women’s perspectives on the ethical implications of non-invasive prenatal testing: a qualitative analysis to inform health policy decisions

  Number Percent
Number of Women 38  
Number of Offers of NIPTa 42  
Accepted NIPT at Least Once
 Yes 30 79%
 No 8 21%
Funding for NIPT
 Eligible for public funding, accepted NIPT 19 45%
 Eligible for public funding, declined NIPT 7 17%
 Ineligible for public funding, accepted NIPT 13 31%
 Ineligible for public funding, declined NIPT 3 7%
Point in Pregnancy NIPT Considered
 Preconception 6 14%
 First Trimester 12 29%
 Second Trimester 24 57%
Reason for Considering NIPT
 Advanced Maternal Age (≥  40 years) 2 5%
 Previous Affected Pregnancy 3 7%
 Recurrent Unexplained Miscarriages 1 2%
 Screened positive from FTS 4 10%
 Screened positive from IPS 14 33%
 Soft markers on 2nd Trimester Anatomy Scan 8 19%
 No elevated risk factors, desire for general information 10 24%
  1. FTS First Trimester Screening, IPS Integrated Prenatal Screening
  2. a35 women discussed one offer of NIPT. Two women discussed two separate instances in which they were offered NIPT, one woman discussed three separate offers of NIPT