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Table 4 Logistic regression results for Risk Factors for Postpartum Depression (N = 171)

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

Variable (Reference category) 1a 2 a 3 a
Antepartum depression (No) 2.83 (1.09–7.20)* 2.50 (0.79–7.77) 3.37 (0.98–11.64)
Relationship with partner’s mother good (other)   0.69 (0.24–1.95) 0.83 (0.28–2.53)
Economic stress (No)   2.73 (1.02–7.50)* 2.54 (0.89–7.43)
Conflict with partner (No conflict)   7.12 (2.62–20.67)* 7.52 (2.65–23.13)*
Partner helping with child care (No)   0.49 (0.17–1.46) 0.66 (0.20–2.16)
Mode of delivery (C-section)    0.53 (0.15–2.03)
Low birth weight (No)    1.31 (0.19–6.95)
Nursery admission (No)    0.73 (0.11–4.03)
Birth complications/outcome (No/baby alive)    2.71 (0.74–9.93)
  1. aOR (95% confidence interval): adjusted for education, marital status, family income, parity and maternal age; *p-value < 0.05