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Table 2 Dichotomous prenatal and birth related variables and their correlation with PTSD symptoms

From: Predictors of posttraumatic stress symptoms following childbirth

Variable % (n) Point-biserial correlation with PDS
Citizenship German Yes 96.9 (217) -.04
Mother tongue German Yes 97.8 (219) .01
First Childbirth Yes 66.1 (148) .10
Previous Psychological Disorder Yes 20.5 (46) .13
History of sexual trauma Yes 16.5 (37) .19**
History of other previous trauma Yes 62.05 (139) .18*
Concern for one’s life or the baby’s life during childbirth Yes 25.4 (57) .34***
Complications during pregnancy Yes 46.0 (103) .15*
Complications during childbed Yes 41.5 (93) .17*
  1. Note. N = 224. PDS = Posttraumatic Diagnostic Scale.
  2. *p < .05. **p < .01. ***p < .001.