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Table 2 Point prevalences of anxiety, depression and relationship satisfaction

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 Previous live birth Previously nulliparous
N n (%) N n (%) P value N n (%) P value
Anxiety (SCL-4a > 1.75)
Third trimester 173 39 (22.5) 361 16 (4.4) < 0.001 363 20 (5.5) < 0.001
6 months postpartum 158 11 (7.0) 323 15 (4.6) 0.291 335 10 (3.0) 0.041
18 months postpartum 140 8 (5.7) 270 17 (6.3) 0.815 291 13 (4.5) 0.573
36 months postpartum 108 12 (11.1) 199 5 (2.5) 0.002 229 13 (5.7) 0.076
Depression (SCL-4d > 1.75)
Third trimester 173 34 (19.7) 360 37 (10.3) 0.003 364 36 (9.9) 0.002
6 months postpartum 158 16 (10.1) 324 28 (8.6) 0.595 334 31 (9.3) 0.766
18 months postpartum 140 16 (11.4) 269 41 (15.2) 0.291 291 34 (11.7) 0.938
36 months postpartum 108 17 (15.7) 199 16 (8.0) 0.038 229 29 (12.7) 0.443
Relationship satisfaction (RS5 ≥ 4.0)
Third trimester 167 159 (95.2) 344 324 (94.2) 0.633 350 340 (97.1) 0.262
6 months postpartum 152 139 (91.4) 316 289 (91.5) 0.998 320 295 (92.2) 0.782
18 months postpartum 137 125 (91.2) 260 235 (90.4) 0.780 275 248 (90.2) 0.729
36 months postpartum 102 88 (86.3) 189 166 (87.8) 0.704 211 180 (85.3) 0.819
  1. SCL-4a; Symptom Check List 4-item anxiety subscale
  2. SCL-4d; Symptom Check List 4-item depression subscale
  3. RS5; Relationship Satisfaction Scale, 5-item version