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Table 2 Socio-demographic and clinical characteristics of the sample of perinatal women

From: The postpartum depression literacy scale (PoDLiS): development and psychometric properties

MeasureM (SD) / n (%)
Age (years)27.63 (5.46)
Education (years)12.99 (2.46)
Occupational status
 Housewife625 (90.3)
 Employed40 (5.8)
 Student27 (3.9)
Spouse education11.90 (3.12)
Spouse job
 Employed665 (96.2)
 Unemployed27 (3.8)
Household economic status
 Good216 (31.2)
 Neither good nor bad450 (65.0)
 Bad21 (3.0)
 Very bad5 (0.8)
Perinatal period
 Pregnancy609 (88.0)
 Postpartum83 (12.0)
Parity
 Primiparity471 (68.1)
 Multiparity221 (31.9)
Source of seeking help about postpartum depression
 General practitioner23 (3.3)
 Obstetrician73 (10.5)
 Psychiatrist71 (10.3)
 Psychologist291 (42.1)
 Midwife15 (2.2)
 Friends, family members188 (27.2)
Source of seeking information about postpartum depression
 General practitioner103 (14.9)
 Obstetrician73 (10.5)
 Psychiatrist34 (4.9)
 Psychologist98 (14.2)
 Midwife17 (2.5)
 Friends, family members36 (5.2)
 Internet188 (27.2)
 Book33 (4.8)
 Radio and television21 (3.0)
 I don’t know where to get the information82 (11.8)