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Table 2 Characteristics of women by EPDS, n = 2555

From: The effect of perceived social support during early pregnancy on depressive symptoms at 6 weeks postpartum: a prospective study

 TotalEPDSP *
n (%)< 10 (n = 2259)≥10 (n = 287)
 n (%)n (%)
Age (years) a   0.50
  < =25471 (20.8)421 (89.4)50 (10.6) 
 26–301314 (59.2)1161 (88.4)153 (11.6) 
 31–35594 (26.3)522 (87.9)72 (12.1) 
  > =36150 (6.6)138 (92)12 (8) 
BMI (kg/m2) b   0.65
  < 18.5379 (15.0)330 (87.1)49 (12.9) 
 18.5–23.91726 (68.3)1534 (88.9)192 (11.1) 
 24.0–27.9333 (13.1)298 (89.5)35 (10.5) 
  ≥ 2891 (3.6)83 (91.2)8 (8.8) 
Ethnicity c   0.53
 Han2520 (99.0)2237 (88.8)283 (11.2) 
 Others26 (1.0)22 (84.6)4 (15.4) 
Economic status d, j   < 0.001
 Difficult/careful/loan306 (12.3)248 (81.0)58 (19.0) 
 Fair1747 (70.0)1561 (89.4)186 (10.6) 
 Good444 (17.7)411 (92.6)33 (7.4) 
Education (years) e   0.40
  ≤ 12258 (10.2)232 (89.9)26 (10.1) 
 12–151970 (77.5)1753 (89.0)217 (11.0) 
  > 15313 (12.3)271 (86.6)42 (13.4) 
Parity   0.048
 Nulliparous2138 (84.0)1886 (88.2)252 (11.8) 
 Parous408 (16.0)373 (91.4)35 (8.6) 
Health status f, j   < 0.001
 Fair/poor/very poor578 (22.8)467 (80.8)111 (19.2) 
 Good1530 (60.3)1382 (90.3)148 (9.7) 
 Very good429 (16.9)401 (93.5)28 (6.5) 
Sleep quality g, j   < 0.001
 Fair/poor/very poor1292 (50.8)1093 (84.6)199 (15.4) 
 Good/very good1250 (49.2)1162 (93.0)88 (7.0) 
Smoking h   0.23
 No2530 (99.7)2247 (88.8)283 (11.2) 
 Yes8 (0.3)6 (75)2 (25) 
Alcohol use i   0.003
 No2311 (90.9)2066 (89.4)245 (10.6) 
 Yes231 (9.1)189 (81.8)42 (18.2) 
Social support   < 0.001
 Low279 (11.0)223 (79.9)56 (20.1) 
 High2267 (89.0)2036 (89.8)231 (10.2) 
  1. BMI: body mass index calculated by height and weight
  2. a Missing data on 17 women; b Missing data on 17 women; c Missing data on 5 women; d Missing data on 49 women; e Missing data on 5 women; f Missing data on 9 women; g Missing data on 13 women; h Missing data on 8 women; i Missing data on 4 women
  3. j Economic status, Health status, Sleep quality were self-assessed by participants
  4. * Calculated by chi-square test except for ethnicity and Smoking which were calculated by Fisher’s exact test