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Table 2 Scores on psychosocial measures based on immigrant versus Canadian born status

From: Depressive symptoms among immigrant and Canadian born mothers of preterm infants at neonatal intensive care discharge: a cross sectional study

  Immigrant
N = 107
Canadian Born
N = 184
  
Variable Mean (SD) Mean (SD) t score p-value
Depression (CES-D) a 20.73 (11.41) 16.65 (10.08) 3.02 .002
Stress (PSS:NICU) a 3.22 (0.81) 3.09 (0.74) 1.36 .17
Family Functioning (FAD-GF) b 19.36 (4.96) 17.80 (5.19) 2.50 .01
Social Support (SSI) c 47.65 (9.47) 52.19 (8.26) -4.25 < .001
Acculturation (VIA-Mainstream) d 6.39 (1.18) 7.12 (1.12) -5.19 < .001
Acculturation (VIA-Heritage) a 6.63 (1.31) 6.43 (1.46) 1.15 .25
  1. Note: t score = independent samples t-test; CES-D = Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale; PSS:NICU = Parental Stressor Scale: neonatal intensive care unit; FAD-GF = Family Assessment Device – General Functioning Scale; SSI = Social Support Index; VIA = Vancouver Index of Acculturation – Mainstream and Heritage Scales.
  2. a Seven missing data (CES-D, 4 immigrant, 3 Canadian born; PSS:NICU, 2 immigrant, 5 Canadian born; VIA-Heritage, 2 immigrant, 5 Canadian born)
  3. b Two missing data (2 immigrant, 0 Canadian born)
  4. c Four missing data (2 immigrant, 2 Canadian born)
  5. d Six missing data (2 immigrant, 4 Canadian born)