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Table 1 Characteristics of the sample included in the validation of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (n = 477) and losses (n = 86), Pelotas, 2012

From: Validation of the Edinburgh postnatal depression scale (EPDS) for screening of major depressive episode among adults from the general population

Variables Sample Losses p-valuea
n (%) n (%)
Female 256 (57.3) 47 (54.6) 0.65
Schooling (years)    0.27
0-4 68 (15.3) 9 (10.6)  
5-8 133 (29.9) 32 (37.6)  
≥ 9 244 (54.8) 44 (51.8)  
Age (years)    0.14
20-39 183 (40.9) 44 (51.2)  
40-59 189 (42.3) 33 (38.3)  
≥ 60 75 (16.8) 9 (10.5)  
White skin colour 342 (76.5) 70 (81.4) 0.32
Single/without partner 154 (34.5) 34 (39.5) 0.36
Working status    0.52
Working 263 (58.8) 52 (60.5)  
Not currently working 164 (36.7) 28 (32.6)  
Never worked 20 (4.5) 6 (7.0)  
Smoking 105 (23.5) 23 (26.7) 0.51
Alcohol use 187 (41.8) 37 (43.0) 0.83
  1. a x 2 test.