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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of participants (N = 805)

From: Antenatal risk factors for postnatal depression: a prospective study of chinese women at maternal and child health centres

  n (%)
Educational level  
Primary 29 (3.6%)
Secondary 598 (74.3%)
Tertiary 178 (22.1%)
Marital status  
Single 26 (3.2%)
Married 750 (93.2%)
Cohabited 24 (3%)
Divorced 5 (0.6%)
Place of residence (district)  
Yuen Long 63 (7.8%)
Tuen Mun 188 (23.4%)
Tin Shui Wai 163 (20.2%)
Others 391 (48.6%)
Working status  
Working 389 (48.3%)
Not-working 416 (51.7%)
Mode of delivery  
Spontaneous 539 (67%)
Assisted (vacuum/forceps) 85 (10.6%)
Elective Caesarean section 102 (12.7%)
Emergency Caesarean section 79 (9.8%)
Feeding method  
Breastfeeding 141 (17.5%)
Formula feeding 436 (54.2%)
Mixed feeding (both breastfeeding and formula feeding) 228 (28.3%)
Number of children including the newborn baby  
One 465 (57.8%)
Two 257 (31.9%)
Three 68 (8.4%)
Four 9 (1.1%)
Five 6 (0.7%)
Peiyue support  
Yes 728 (90.4%)
No 77 (9.6%)