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Table 2 Results of hierarchical regression for predictors of postnatal depression

From: Risk factors for antenatal depression, postnatal depression and parenting stress

Predictor Variables B β sr2 t P
Model 1 F(1, 156) = 163.37, p < .001 R 2 = .51   
Antenatal Depression .74 .72 .51 12.78 .00***
Model 2 F(11, 145) = 2.72, p < .001 R 2 = .60   
Antenatal Depression .57 .56 .11 6.24 .00***
Age -.01 -.03 -.06 -.55 .49
Education .14 .09 .01 1.52 .14
Income -.05 -.05 -.08 -.79 .45
History of Depression .10 .19 .03 3.20 .00**
History of Abuse .06 .09 .01 1.58 .11
History of Miscarriage/Abortion -.16 -.10 -.18 -1.70 .10
Major Life Events -.02 -.01 .02 -.21 .83
Antenatal Anxiety .18 .18 .02 2.47 .02*
Negative Cognitive Style -.00 -.05 -.08 -.79 .40
Self-Esteem .00 .02 .00 .19 .85
Social Support -.08 -.04 -.05 -.50 .57
Model 3 F(1, 144) = 27.83, p < .001   
Antenatal Depression .48 .47 .07 5.70 .00***
Age -.01 -.03 -.04 -.62 .54
Education .12 .08 .01 1.43 .15
Income -.03 -.03 -.05 -.46 .65
History of Depression .08 .15 .02 2.69 .00**
History of Abuse .05 .07 .01 1.46 .15
History of Miscarriage/Abortion -.15 -.09 -.17 -1.66 .10
Major Life Events .06 .03 .00 .54 .58
Antenatal Anxiety .12 .12 .01 1.69 .09
Negative Cognitive Style -.00 -.03 -.04 -.46 .69
Self-Esteem .01 .05 .00 .73 .49
Social Support -.01 -.00 -.00 -.12 .91
Parenting stress .01 .32 .07 5.28 .00***
R = .81      
R 2 = .66***      
Adjusted R 2 = .63      
Standard Error = .75      
  1. *p < .05, **p < .01, ***p < .001.
  2. B = unstandardised regression coefficients, β = standardised regression coefficients, sr2 = semipartial correlations