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Table 6 Clinical parenting stress (raw score > 90) by anxiety and depression status in Côte d’Ivoire

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

Parenting stress Depressed N (%) Non-depressed N (%) p Anxious N (%) Non-anxious N (%) p Entire sample N (%)
3 m 20 (52.6) 72 (27.0) 0.001 11 (68.8) 81 (28.0) 0.001 92 (30.2)
12 m 33 (67.4) 61 (26.3) <0.001 19 (74.1) 75 (29.4) <0.001 94 (33.5)
24 m 6 (100) 8 (14.3) <0.001 1 (100) 13 (21.3) 0.06 14 (22.6)
  1. Note: Exposures (depression and anxiety) and outcome (PS score) were assessed and compared at the same time. For example, the comparison of 3 month PS is between depressed vs. non-depressed or anxious vs. non-anxious mothers at 3 months. Bold: p<0.05.