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Table 1 Sociodemographic data on sample (mothers) at the baseline (child’s age 19 weeks)

From: The link between infant regulatory problems, temperament traits, maternal depressive symptoms and children’s psychopathological symptoms at age three: a longitudinal study in a German at-risk sample

  Intervention group Comparison group Significance
Age of mothers, M (SD) 24.5 (6.7) 28.2 (6.4) p < .001
  n (n%) n (n%)  
Marital status
 Married 29 (24.8%) 50 (39.1%) p = .032
 Single mother 24 (20.5%) 29 (22.7%)
 Single, partnership with the child’s father 61 (52.1%) 44 (34.4%)
 Single, a new partner 3 (2.6%) 5 (3.9%)
Education
 Without qualification 27 (25%) 13 (10.4%) p = .008
 Secondary general school 47 (43.5%) 47 (37.6%)
 Intermediate secondary school 25 (23.1%) 39 (31.2%)
 Technical college entrance qualification 3 (2.8%) 5 (4%)
 University entrance diploma 4 (3.7%) 13 (10.4%)
 University 2 (1.9%) 8 (6.4%)
Monthly income per household
 <€1000 76 (69.7%) 41 (35%) p < .001
 €1000 to €1500 9 (8.3%) 43 (36.8%)
 €1500 to €2000 15 (13.8%) 16 (13.7%)
 >€2000 9 (8.3%) 17 (14.5%)
Nationality
 German 94 (83.9%) 99 (78%) ns
 Turkish 6 (5.4%) 7 (5.5%)
 Other 12 (10.8%) 21 (16.6%)
  1. ns not significant