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Table 2 Comparison of different characteristics of study participants by counseling status

From: Effectiveness of counseling for anxiety and depression in mothers of children ages 0-30 months by community workers in Karachi, Pakistan: a quasi experimental study

Characteristics All
(n = 71)
Counseled
(n = 59)
Not-counseled
(n = 12)
P value
Study Area     0.049
Qayoomabad 47 36 11  
Manzoor Colony 24 23 1  
Age Group     0.077
<25 20 17 3  
25-29 27 24 3  
30-34 17 14 3  
35 & above 7 4 3  
Mean age (SD) 27.4 (5.0) 26.9 (4.7) 29.8 (5.9)  
Educational Level     0.075
Illiterate 18 15 3  
Can read & write 6 3 3  
Below matriculation 24 23 1  
Matriculation 12 10 2  
Intermediate & above 11 8 3  
Past History of Anxiety or Depression     0.207
Yes 9 9 0  
No 62 50 12  
Difficulty in breast feeding     0.002
No 57 51 6  
Yes     
   Mother 9 7 2  
   Baby 5 1 4  
AKUADS Scores when diagnosed as anxious and depressed*     <0.001
Mean (SD; Min. Score, Max. Score) 20.5 (6.4; 7, 57) 19.3 (3.6; 7, 27) 26.1 (11.9; 12, 57)  
  1. * Based on the number of episodes all = 73, counseled = 60 and not counseled = 13