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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of the study participants

From: Who is the main caregiver of the mother during the doing-the-month: is there an association with postpartum depression?

Variable N = 1325
Agea 28.0 (4.58)
Education level
 Junior high school or below 327 (24.9%)
 High school or above 897 (75.1%)
Household registration
 Native 373 (29.4%)
 Immigrant 898 (70.6%)
Household income (Yuan/month)
 ≤10,000 849 (67.4%)
 > 10,000 411 (32.6%)
Occupation
 Employed 952 (73.5%)
 Housewife 343 (26.5%)
Medical insurance
 No 568 (44.8%)
 Yes 700 (55.2%)
Smoking
 No 1294 (97.8%)
 Yes 29 (2.2%)
Drinking
 No 1285 (97.3%)
 Yes 36 (2.7%)
Parity
 Primiparous 250 (19.7%)
 Parous 1021 (80.3%)
Mode of delivery
 Vaginal delivery 784 (61.6%)
 Caesarean section 489 (38.4%)
Infant’s sex
 Female 375 (44.4%)
 Male 470 (55.6%)
Infant’s weighta 3.4 (0.47)
Living situation
 Living only with husband 589 (45.9%)
 Living with puerperal women’s parents-in-law 254 (19.8%)
 Living with puerperal women’s parents 440 (34.3%)
Caregiver of puerperal women
 Mother-in-law 590 (44.5%)
 Mother 481 (36.3%)
 Yuesao 147 (11.1%)
 Other relatives 107 (8.1%)
Social supporta 41.7 (6.98)
Stress during pregnancya 13.0 (5,26)
EPDS scoreb 6.0 (2,10)
  1. Values are ameans (SD) or bmedian (25th and 75th percentiles) for continuous variables and percentages for categorical variables