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Table 6 Association between number of stressful events and social health issues during pregnancy and maternal postpartum psychological distress (K5 score of ≥12) (n = 331)

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

  Total High/very high psychological distress Unadjusted Odds Ratio 95 % CI Adjusted Odds Ratio 95 % CI
  n n %     
Social health issues
 None 45 5 11.1 1.0 [ref] 1.0 [ref]
 1-2 issues 104 11 10.6 0.9 [0.3,2.9] 1.1 [0.3,3.4]
 3–11 issues 188 67 35.6 4.4** [1.7,11.8] 5.4** [1.9,14.9]
Mothers’ age when baby born
 15–19 years 54 17 31.5 1.8 [0.9,3.7] 1.6 [0.7,3.5]
 20–24 years 135 27 20.0 1.0 [ref] 1.0 [ref]
 25–29 years 91 28 30.8 1.8 [1.0,3.3] 2.0 [1.0,3.9]
 30+ years 57 11 19.3 1.0 [0.4,2.1] 1.2 [0.5,2.9]
Maternal education
Post-secondary education 174 26 14.9 1.0 [ref] 1.0 [ref]
Year 12 or less 163 57 35.0 3.1*** [1.8,5.2] 3.6*** [2.0,6.4]
Place of residence
 Major City 130 28 21.5 1.0 [ref] 1.0 [ref]
 Regional 121 25 20.7 0.9 [0.5,1.7] 0.9 [0.5,1.8]
 Remote 86 30 34.9 2.0* [1.1,3.6] 1.8 [0.9,3.6]
Total 331 81 24.5     
  1. *p < 0.05
  2. **p < 0.01
  3. ***p < 0.001