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Table 1 Continuous prenatal and birth-related variables and their correlation with PTSD symptoms

From: Predictors of posttraumatic stress symptoms following childbirth

Variable M (SD) Range Correlation with PDS
Age 30.54 (4.56) 20-42 -.16*
Wellbeing during pregnancy 2.78 (1.08) 1-5 -.21**
Week of delivery 39.71 33-43 -.09
Pain during delivery 7.22 (2.49) 1-10 .06
Peritraumatic emotions (PEQ) 13.41 (12.19) 0-58 .61***
Wellbeing during childbed 2.28 (1.17) 1-5 -.52***
Quantity of social support (UCLA) 52.57 (10.19) 24-75 -.18**
Quality of social support (UCLA) 20.03 (5.61) 4-28 -.25***
  1. Note. N = 224. PDS = Posttraumatic Diagnostic Scale, PEQ = Peritraumatic Emotions Questionnaire, SS = Social support, UCLA = University of California, Los Angeles Social Support Inventory.
  2. *p < .05. ** p < .01. ***p < .001.