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Table 5 Relationship between stressful events and social health issues during pregnancy and maternal psychological distress during first 12 months postpartum (n = 331)

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

   High/very high psychological distress(K5 score ≥12) Odds Ratio 95 % CI
  n n %   
Housing problems/had to move house 140 40 28.6 1.5 [0.9,2.4]
Very sick or badly hurt 78 27 34.6 1.9* [1.1,3.3]
Problems with the police/needing to go to court 42 14 33.3 1.7 [0.8,3.3]
Problems with drugs or alcohol 30 15 50.0 3.6*** [1.7,7.8]
Partner had problems with drugs or alcohol 70 28 40.0 3.1*** [1.8,5.6]
Scared by other people’s behaviour 100 42 42.0 3.8*** [2.2,6.4]
Pestered for money 104 41 39.4 2.9*** [1.7,4.9]
Upset by family arguments 183 62 33.9 3.3*** [1.9,5.8]
Family member or a friend passed away 134 41 30.6 1.7* [1.0,2.7]
Left home because of a family argument 87 31 35.6 2.2** [1.3,3.7]
Had to stop working or studying 52 9 17.3 0.6 [0.3,1.4]
Pushed, shoved or assaulted 53 25 47.2 3.6*** [1.9,6.6]
  1. *p < 0.05
  2. **p < 0.01
  3. ***p < 0.001