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Table 4 Psychosocial characteristics of the AOB study participants

From: The All Our Babies pregnancy cohort: design, methods, and participant characteristics

Prenatal  
Characteristic n(%)
Depression, EPDSa ≥13 (n=3384)  
Yes 405 (12)
No 2979 (88)
Anxiety, SAIb≥ 40 (n=3363)  
Yes 924 (27.5)
No 2439 (72.5)
Stress, PSSc 80th percentile (n=3376)  
Yes 1041 (30.8)
No 2335 (69.2)
Social support, MOSd total ≤ 69 (n=3379)  
Inadequate 645 (19.1)
Adequate 2734 (80.9)
Optimism, LOT-Re 20th percentile (n=2925)  
Low optimism 582 (19.9)
High optimism 2343 (80.1)
4 months postpartum  
Depression, EPDSa≥13 (n=3041)  
Yes 152 (5)
No 2889 (95)
Anxiety, SAIb ≥ 40 (n=2942)  
Yes 440 (15)
No 2502 (85)
Stress, PSSc 80th percentile (n=3004)  
Yes 714 (23.8)
No 2290 (76.2)
Social support, MOSd total ≤ 69 (n=3012)  
Inadequate 412 (13.7)
Adequate 2600 (86.3)
Parenting Morale Index, PMIf 20th percentile (n=2931)  
Low parenting morale 491 (16.8)
High parenting morale 2440 (83.2)
  1. a Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) [40]
  2. b State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (state anxiety scale; SAI) [41]
  3. c Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) [42]
  4. d Medical Outcomes Study (MOS) Social Support Scale [38]
  5. e Lifetime Orientation Test-Revised (LOT-R) [43]
  6. f Parenting Morale Index (PMI) [44]