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Table 4 Differences of measured outcomes between women with and without depressive symptoms (N = 292)

From: Prevalence and predictors of antenatal depressive symptoms among Chinese women in their third trimester: a cross-sectional survey

Instruments Mean (SD) In-dependent t -test
No depressive symptoms (n = 209) With depressive symptoms (n = 83) t P
EPQ     
  Psychoticism 43.23 (7.15) 46.79 (6.42) −3.33 .001
  Extraversion 51.38 (8.85) 52.21 (7.57) −0.28 .773
  Neuroticism 45.95 (9.14) 51.89 (11.41) −4.08 <.001
PPS     
  PPS1 2.76 (3.12) 4.70 (4.04) −3.86 <.001
  PPS2 7.63 (4.85) 7.58 (4.42) 0.06 .949
  PPS3 2.62 (2.92) 3.32 (2.68) −1.60 .110
  PPS4 1.70 (1.71) 1.70 (1.69) 0.00 .998
SCSQ     
  Active coping 1.63 (0.79) 1.16 (0.55) 4.08 <.001
  Passive coping 0.85 (0.46) 1.02 (0.48) −2.41 .016
SSRS     
  Subjective support 25.30 (13.56) 23.92 (4.45) 0.72 .468
  Objective support 8.91 (2.29) 7.32 (2.68) 4.42 <.001
  Use of social support 7.85 (1.80) 7.26 (2.00) 2.07 .039
  1. Abbreviations: EPQ eysenck personality questionnaire, PPS pregnancy pressure scale, PPS1-pressure related to transition to parenthood, PPS2-pressure related to concerning on maternal and infant safety, PPS3-pressure related to changes of body image and limitation of physical activity, PPS4-pressure related to other sources of pregnancy, SCSQ simplified coping style questionnaire, SSRS social support rating scale.
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