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Table 1 Baseline characteristics of women at third trimester of pregnancy (in percent unless otherwise stated)

From: Impact of maternal antepartum depressive and anxiety symptoms on birth outcomes and mode of delivery: a prospective cohort study in east and west coasts of Malaysia

  East coast West coast p value
N = 446 Na N = 353  
Age, mean (SD) 29.8 (5.1) 350 29.6 (4.1) 0.525
Education   352   
 Primary 4.0   0.6 < 0.001
 Secondary 51.1   32.1  
 Tertiary 44.8   67.3  
Occupation   353   
 Homemaker 49.1   35.7 < 0.001
 Employed 50.9   64.3  
Monthly household income   353   
 Low income 36.3   17.8 < 0.001
 Middle income 48.0   54.4  
 High income 15.7   27.8  
BMI   353   
 Underweight 6.3   4.2 0.431
 Normal weight 29.8   31.4  
 Overweight/obesity 63.9   64.3  
Parity   353   
 Primipara 31.4   37.1 0.090
 Multipara 68.6   62.9  
Intimate partner violence
 Physical abuse ever 2.5 351 2.8 0.738
 Physical abuse during pregnancy 1.6 352 1.7 0.881
Social support, mean (SD) 65.6 (10.3) 353 67.8 (10.2) 0.003
Depression in earlier pregnancy 6.7 350 14.0 0.001
Antepartum depressive symptoms 11.2 353 13.6 0.307
Antepartum anxiety symptoms 23.5 353 35.1 < 0.001
  1. aData available for analysis