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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics of mothers

From: Links between maternal postpartum depressive symptoms, maternal distress, infant gender and sensitivity in a high-risk population

  Intervention group Control group p
  Age (N* = 122)   
  M = 24.7 (SD = 7.03) M = 27.9 (SD = 6.9) p = .012
  n = 53 n = 69  
  f (f%) f (f%)  
Marital status (N* = 129)  
single 20 (34.5%) 29 (40.8%)  
married 20 (34.5%) 25 (35.2%)  
divorced, single 1 (1.7%) 2 (2.8%) n. s.
divorced, new partner 3 (5.2%) 2 (2.8%)  
unmarried partners 12 (20.7%) 12 (17%)  
separated 1 (1.7%) 1 (1.7%)  
divorced, remarried 1 (1.7%) 0 (0%)  
Partnership with the child's father (N* = 131)  
yes 42 (73.7%) 48 (65%)  
no 15 (26.3%) 26 (35%) n. s.
Education (N* = 127)  
basic (without graduation or secondary school) 8 (15%) 8 (11%) n. s.
high (high school and higher**) 46 (85%) 65 (89%)  
Employment (N* = 120)  
employed 4 (7.8%) 5 (7.2%)  
self-employed 0 (0%) 2 (2.9%)  
unemployed 16 (31.4%) 18 (26.1%) n. s.
parental leave 28 (55%) 41 (59.4%)  
apprenticeship 3 (5.9%) 3 (4.3%)  
Family income (N* = 124)  
<1000 euros 36 (66.7%) 25 (35.7%)  
1000-1500 euros 7 (13%) 29 (41.4%)  
1500-2000 euros 7 (13%) 8 (11.4%) p = .002
>2000 euros 4 (7.4%) 8 (11.4%)  
  1. *the sample sizes vary with the data return rates
  2. **including all school-leaving qualifications and university degrees