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Table 1 Characteristics of women (N = 15)

From: A qualitative comparison of experiences of specialist mother and baby units versus general psychiatric wards

CharacteristicsCategoryRespondents n
Service useMBU only6
General ward only6
Both3
AgeMean age32 years
<  20 years1
20–29 years4
30–3910
EthnicityWhite British8
White Other2
Black Caribbean2
Black African1
Asian1
Mixed Race1
Primary diagnosis (self-reported)Depression4
Bipolar disorder2
Postpartum psychosis5
Schizophrenia1
Personality disorder3
Previous mental health service useYes11
No4
Level of educationNo formal qualifications1
Secondary education7
Undergraduate1
Postgraduate6
Living with partnerYes12
No3
Custody statusRetained custody of baby13
Lost custody of baby2
Number of children19
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