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Table 1 Background characteristicsa

From: Anxiety, depression and relationship satisfaction in the pregnancy following stillbirth and after the birth of a live-born baby: a prospective study

  Previous stillbirth
N = 174c
Previous live birth
N = 362c
Previously nulliparous
N = 365c
P value
Stillbirth vs live birth Stillbirth vs nulliparous
Maternal age, mean yrs. (SD)b 31.18 (4.63) 31.29 (4.14) 28.70 (4.45) 0.789 <  0.001
Married/cohabiting 168 (97.7) 356 (98.3) 345 (95.0) 0.595 0.152
Native language other than norwegian 8 (4.7) 16 (4.5) 23 (6.4) 0.930 0.424
Smokingd 32 (18.6) 46 (12.9) 70 (19.3) 0.085 0.852
BMI ≥ 25 77 (45.6) 125 (35.6) 100 (28.3) 0.029 < 0.001
Low educatione 67 (39.0) 104 (29.1) 99 (27.9) 0.024 0.010
Low incomef 50 (29.8) 124 (34.7) 93 (26.3) 0.259 0.414
Previous miscarriage 32 (18.4) 55 (15.2) 52 (14.2) 0.347 0.215
Previous termination of pregnancy 17 (9.8) 35 (9.7) 32 (8.8) 0.970 0.705
Co-morbidityb 26 (14.9) 43 (11.9) 47 (12.9) 0.321 0.512
Stressful life events 102 (58.6) 174 (48.1) 190 (52.1) 0.022 0.153
Inter-pregnancy intervalb
<  12 months
122 (70.5)     
Gestational age at stillbirthb
>  30 weeks
115 (68.0)     
  1. an (%) when not other specified
  2. bData from the Norwegian Medical Birth Registry of Norway
  3. cN varies due to missing data for some variables
  4. dPrepregnancy daily smoking
  5. eHighschool or less
  6. fMaternal income < 200,000 Norwegian kroner per year