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Table 1 Comparison of demographic characteristics between included and excluded women

From: Mental health related determinants of parenting stress among urban mothers of young children – results from a birth-cohort study in Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire

Variable Included Excluded* Total P
n = 659 n = 60 n = 719
  Mean (SD) Mean (SD) Mean (SD)  
Age 29.1 (5.5) 28.2 (5.7) 29.1 (5.5) 0.20
Mother’s Hb blood level (g/dL) 11.1 (1.2) 10.6 (1.3) 11.0 (1.2) 0.02
  n (%) n (%) n (%)  
Country     <0.001
  Ghana 287 (43.9) 10 (17.7) 297 (41.4)  
  Côte d’Ivoire 370 (56.3) 50 (83.3) 420 (58.6)  
Education     0.35
  None 163 (24.9) 13 (21.7) 176 (24.6)  
  Basic 201 (30.6) 16 (26.7) 217 (30.3)  
  Secondary 170 (25.9) 22 (36.7) 192 (26.8)  
  Tertiary 122 (18.6) 9 (15.0) 131 (18.3)  
Occupation     0.01
  Housewife 129 (19.7) 21 (35.0) 150 (21.0)  
  Farmer/worker 133 (20.3) 6 (10.0) 139 (19.4)  
  Trader 160 (24.4) 10 (16.7) 170 (23.7)  
  Other 234 (35.7) 23 (38.3) 257 (35.9)  
Child sex     0.77
  Male 332 (50.5) 31 (52.5) 363 (50.7)  
  Female 325 (49.5) 28 (47.5) 353 (49.3)  
Maternal HIV infection 11 (3.0) 5 (13.5) 16 (3.9) 0.002
Antepartum depression 179 (27.3) 30 (50.0) 209 (29.2) <0.001
Antepartum anxiety 85 (13.0) 18 (30.0) 103 (14.4) <0.001
  1. *60 women were excluded from the analysis because they did not return for any follow up visit.