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Table 3 Relationship between mothers’ diagnosis of major depressive disorder (MDD) and selected maternal variables

From: Maternal depression and child psychopathology among Attendees at a Child Neuropsychiatric Clinic in Abeokuta, Nigeria: a cross sectional study

Variable MDD No MDD Difference
Age of Mother (years)
26–35 4 (14.3 %) 24 (85.7 %) χ2 = 4.415, df = 2
36–45 12 (21.8 %) 43 (78.2 %) p = 0.110
45–55 7 (41.2 %) 10 (58.8 %)  
Marital status of Mother
Married 16 (18.8 %) 69 (81.2 %) χ2 = 5.581, df = 1
Not married 7 (46.7 %) 8 (53.3 %) p = 0.040*
Maternal education
Primary/less 9 (22 %) 32 (78 %) χ2 = 0.744, df = 2
Secondary 9 (20.9 %) 34 (79.1 %) p = 0.730
Tertiary 5 (31.2 %) 11 (68.8 %)  
  1. * p < 0.05