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Table 4 Relationship between mothers’ diagnosis of major depressive disorder (MDD) and selected child 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 n = 23 (%) Difference n = 77( %)
Age of child (years)
0–9 18 (23.4 %) 59 (76.6 %) χ2 = 0.027, df = 1
10–17 5 (21.7 %) 18 (78.3 %) p = 0.558
Duration of illness, Mean (SD)a 7.9 (4.9) 5.5 (4.6) t = −2.09, p = 0.039*
Child education
No/special 4 (30.8 %) 9 (69.2 %) χ2 = 3.708, df = 2
Nursery/primary 15 (28.3 %) 38 (71.7 %) p = 0.160
Secondary/more 4 (11.8 %) 7 (63.6 %)  
Main diagnosis
Seizure disorder 9 (14.3 %) 54 (85.7 %) χ2 = 7.32, df = 2
Intellectual disability 10 (38.5 %) 16 (61.5 %) p = 0.020*
Other 4 (36.4 %) 7 (63.6 %)  
Comorbidity
Present 11 (27.5 %) 29 (72.5 %) χ2 = 0.762, df = 1
Absent 12 (20 %) 48 (80 %) p = 0.469
  1. * p < 0.05
  2. aDuration in years