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Table 7 Outcomes of care by paternity leave and by parity (%), and binary logistic regression adjusting for sociodemographic variables and mode of delivery

From: Fathers’ engagement in pregnancy and childbirth: evidence from a national survey

  Paternity leave
  None 1-9 working days 2 weeks More than
(n = 1257) (n = 702) (n = 2041) 2 weeks (n = 589)
How woman felt physically at 3 months   
Primiparous women**    
Very/quite well 23.6 13.7 49.5 13.2
Not well/ill 29.3 8.6 41.4 20.7
OR (95% CI) of being not well/ill 1 (ref) 0.50 (0.27, 0.90)* 0.67 (0.46, 0.97)* 1.31 (0.84, 2.04)
Multiparous women**    
Very/quite well 29.4 17.8 40.9 11.9
Not well/ill 39.5 14.1 35.1 11.2
OR (95% CI) of being not well/ill 1 (ref) 0.65 (0.43, 0.97)* 0.66 (0.49, 0.90)* 0.70 (0.45, 1.10)
Depression at 1 month    
Primiparous women    
Yes 27.7 7.8 47.0 17.5
No 23.9 13.6 48.9 13.6
OR (95% CI) of depression 1 (ref) 0.53 (0.28, .01) 0.87 (0.58, 1.29) 1.15 (0.70, 1.91)
Multiparous women **    
Yes 46.0 15.1 28.8 10.1
No 29.8 17.4 40.9 11.9
OR (95% CI) of depression 1 (ref) 0.61 (0.36, 1.02) 0.47 (0.31, 0.72)** 0.55 (0.30, 1.03)
Depression at 3 months    
Primiparous women    
Yes 26.8 7.0 49.3 16.9
No 24.1 13.4 48.7 13.8
OR (95% CI) of depression 1 (ref) 0.50 (0.18, 1.37) 0.97 (0.54, 1.74) 1.20 (0.57, 2.55)
Multiparous women **    
Yes 44.0 15.5 25.0 15.5
No 30.2 17.4 40.7 11.7
OR (95% CI) of depression 1 (ref) 0.61 (0.31, 1.17) 0.42 (0.24, 0.74)** 0.85 (0.43, 1.68)
  1. * p < 0.05 **p ≤ 0.01.