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Table 1 Socio-demographic and psychosocial characteristics of women with symptoms of postpartum depression, Sodo district, 2014 (n = 385)

From: Coping strategies of women with postpartum depression symptoms in rural Ethiopia: a cross-sectional community study

Socio-demographic characteristic Frequency (%)
Age (in years)
 Less than 20 28 (7.3)
 20–29 174 (45.2)
 30–39 175 (45.5)
 40 or above 8 (2.1)
Marital status
 Married 374 (97.1)
 Single/widowed/divorced 11 (2.9)
Residence
 Rural 363 (94.3)
 Urban 22 (5.7)
Education
 No formal education 308 (80.0)
 Formal education 77 (20.0)
Religion
 Orthodox 365 (94.8)
 Protestant 12 (3.1)
 Muslim 6 (1.6)
 Other 2 (0.6)
Ethnicity
 Gurage 353 (91.7)
 Oromo 26 (6.8)
 Amhara 5 (1.3)
 Other 1 (0.3)
Psychosocial characteristics
Hunger in the past one month
 No 259 (67.3)
 Yes 126 (32.7)
Relative wealth
 Less 171 (44.4)
 Same 198 (51.4)
 Better 16 (4.2)
Social support
 Poor 104 (27.0)
 Intermediate 187 (48.6)
 Strong 94 (24.4)
Husband drinks too much
 No 290 (75.3)
 Yes 95 (24.3)
Quality of marital relationship
 Bad 80 (20.8)
 Good 305 (79.2)
Perceived cause of postpartum depression symptoms
 Psychosocial 231 (60.0)
 Physical 89 (23.1)
 Supernatural 16 (4.2)
 Don’t know 49 (12.8)
Perceived severity of PPD symptoms
 Mild 81 (21.0)
 Moderate 151 (39.2)
 Severe 153 (39.8)
WHODAS score (Disability)
 None 28 (7.3)
 Mild 212 (55.1)
 Moderate 126 (32.7)
 Severe 18 (4.7)
 Extreme or cannot do 1 (0.3)