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Table 2 Likelihood of changing behaviour if planning to have a child (% ‘Very likely’ and ‘Quite likely’)

From: Acceptability of screening for pregnancy intention in general practice: a population survey of people of reproductive age

Behavioural changeOf all (N = 716)Gender
Male (45%)Female (55%)
Take a multivitamin (females only) %84N/A84
Eat healthier %807288^
See a GP for a health check-up %787185^
Reduce alcohol consumption (drinkers only) %786791^
Get fitter %737274
Stop smoking (smokers only) %705692
Lose some weight %
 Of those who reported being ‘a bit overweight’787779
 Of those who reported being ‘quite overweight’847391
  1. ^ denotes significantly higher proportion