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Table 1 Comparison of demographic and maternal characteristics between women with and without experiences of interpersonal violence (IPV)

From: Influence of interpersonal violence on maternal anxiety, depression, stress and parenting morale in the early postpartum: a community based pregnancy cohort study

Characteristic Total sample (n = 1382) Experienced IPV (n = 410) No experiences of IPV (n = 972)
  n (%) n (%) n (%)
Maternal Age    
<25 yrs 120(8.8) 43(10.7) 77(8.0)
25–34 yrs 990(72.6) 280(69.5) 710(74.0)
35+ yrs 253(18.6) 80(19.9) 173(18.0)
Education    
High school or less 139(10.1) 57(14.0) 82(8.5)
Completed degree or some post-Secondary 1232(89.9) 349(86.0) 883(91.5)
Household Income    
<60,000 240(18.1) 80(20.1) 160(17.3)
>60,000 1086(81.9) 319(79.9) 767(82.7)
Marital Status    
Married/common-law 1291(94.2) 353(87.2) 938(97.2)
Other 79(5.8) 52(12.8) 27(2.8)
Ethnic Origin    
White/Caucasian 1041(75.9) 319(78.6) 722(74.8)
Other 330(24.1) 87(24.1) 243(25.2)
Born in Canada    
Yes 1048(76.4) 330(81.3) 718(74.3)
No 324(23.6) 76(18.7) 248(25.7)
Parity    
0 724(53.1) 221(54.4) 503(52.5)
1+ 640(46.9) 185(45.6) 455(47.5)
History of Mental Health Problems    
No 898(65.5) 187(46.1) 711(73.6)
Yes 474(34.5) 219(53.9) 255(26.4)
History of Alcohol or Drug Abuse    
No 1319(96.1) 366(90.1) 953(98.7)
Yes 53(3.9) 40(9.9) 13(1.3)