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Table 2 Characteristics of the Mothers Interviewed (n = 28)

From: Professional support during the postpartum period: primiparous mothers’ views on professional services and their expectations, and barriers to utilizing professional help

Characteristics n (%)/ \( \overline{x}\pm \mathrm{S} \)
Age
 (year) 30.08 ±3.43
BMI
  < 25 kg/m2 23 (82.1%)
  ≥ 25 kg/m2 5 (17.9%)
Residence
 Urban 24 (85.7%)
 Rural 4 (14.3%)
Education level
 High school or below 4 (14.3%)
 Junior college 7 (25.0%)
 Bachelor degree or above 17 (60.7%)
Employment status
 Full-time job 14 (50.0%)
 Unemployed 14 (50.0%)
The way of delivery
 Vaginal delivery 12 (42.9%)
 Cesarean delivery 16 (57.1%)
Age of baby at interview
  (month) 5.56 ±3.23
Gender of their baby
 Boy 15 (53.6%)
 Girl 13 (46.4%)
Infant illness within 4 weeks after childbirth
 Yes 2 (7.1%)
 No 26 (92.9%)
History of depression
 Yes 8 (28.6%)
 No 20 (71.4%)
Family per capita income
  < 4000 yuan 12 (43.9%)
  ≥ 4000 yuan 16 (57.1%)