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Table 2 Psychosocial Risk Factors for Postpartum Depression

From: Demographic, psychosocial and clinical factors associated with postpartum depression in Kenyan women

Variable; n (%) Postpartum depression
Yes (n = 32) No (n = 139)
Antepartum depression¥
 Yes 11 (34) 20 (14)
 No 21 (66) 119 (86)
Relationship with partner’s mother
 Good 18 (56) 87 (63)
 Other* 14 (44) 52 (47)
Economic stress¥
 Yes 17 (53) 42 (30)
 No 15 (47) 97 (70)
Conflict with partner**,¥
 Physical/verbal 18 (56) 21 (15)
 No conflict 14 (44) 118 (85)
Partner helping with cooking, cleaning and child care
 Yes 17 (53) 99 (71)
 No 15 (47) 40 (29)
  1. ¥ = p-value < 0.02; *Other includes bad or not applicable; **Conflict with partner during previous 12 months