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Table 1 Social characteristics of study participants stratified by frequency of stressful events and social health issues during pregnancya

From: Stressful events, social health issues and psychological distress in Aboriginal women having a baby in South Australia: implications for antenatal care

    Number of social health issues  
  Total None 1-2 issues 3-11 issues Chi2
n Col % n % n % n % p-value
Mother’s age when baby born
 15–19 years 55 16.0 9 16.4 13 23.6 33 60.0 0.09
 20–24 years 140 40.7 22 15.7 41 29.3 77 55.0  
 25–29 years 91 26.5 10 11.0 24 26.4 57 62.6  
 30+ years 58 16.9 5 8.6 27 46.6 26 44.8  
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
 Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander 319 92.7 45 14.1 93 29.2 181 56.7 0.09
 Non-Aboriginal 25 7.3 1 4.0 12 48.0 12 48.0  
Place of residence
 Major city 134 39.0 11 8.2 40 29.9 83 61.9 0.09
 Regional 123 35.8 19 15.4 43 35.0 61 49.6  
 Remote 87 25.3 16 18.4 22 25.3 49 56.3  
Number of children in family
 One child 145 42.2 23 15.9 42 29.0 80 55.2 0.45
 2-3 children 127 36.9 17 13.4 36 28.3 74 58.3  
 4–10 children 72 20.9 6 8.3 27 37.5 39 54.2  
Total number of people (adults & children) in household
 1-2 people 19 5.8 0 0.0 6 31.6 13 68.4 0.44
 3-4 people 141 42.9 21 14.9 37 26.2 83 58.9  
 4-5 people 59 17.9 10 16.9 19 32.2 30 50.8  
 5–14 people 110 33.4 13 11.8 37 33.6 60 54.5  
Highest educational qualification
 Less than year 12 134 39.0 20 14.9 33 24.6 81 60.4 0.011
 Year 12 33 9.6 4 12.1 18 54.5 11 33.3  
 Certificate/Traineeship 155 45.1 17 11.0 45 29.0 93 60.0  
 Diploma/Degree 22 6.4 5 22.7 9 40.9 8 36.4  
Health care concession card
 Yes 296 87.1 36 12.2 85 28.7 175 59.1 0.006
 No 44 12.9 10 22.7 19 43.2 15 34.1  
Smoked cigarettes in pregnancy
 No 175 51.6 30 17.1 64 36.6 81 46.3 0.001
 Yes 164 48.4 15 9.1 40 24.4 109 66.5  
Total 344 100.0 46 13.4 105 30.5 193 56.1  
  1. aDenominators vary due to missing values