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Table 4 Descriptive differences between the most urban and the most rural groups

From: Rural-urban differences in the mental health of perinatal women: a UK-based cross-sectional study

Variable Most urban group (N = 18) Most rural group (N = 23)
n (%) Median (IQR) n (%) Median (IQR)
Age, 25 years or above 17 (94.4%)   23 (100%)  
Perinatal stage
 Pregnant 15 (83.3%)   11 (47.8%)  
 Postnatal 3 (16.7%)   12 (52.2%)  
Ethnicity – White British 18 (100%)   23 (100%)  
Education – Degree or higher 10 (55.6%)   17 (73.9%)  
Relationship – Married or living with partner 18 (100%)   23 (100%)  
Employment – In paid employment 16 (88.9%)   22 (95.7%)  
IMD deciles, by tertile:
 1st tertile (most deprived) 6 (33.3%)   6 (26.1%)  
 2nd tertile 7 (38.9%)   12 (52.2%)  
 3rd tertile (least deprived) 5 (27.8%)   5 (21.7%)  
Access to:
 GP 18 (100%)   23 (100%)  
 Hospital 17 (94.4%)   22 (95.6%)  
 Children’s centre 13 (72.2%)   18 (78.3%)  
 Health visitor 13 (72.2%)   23 (100.0%)  
Has looked for support/information about depression/anxiety 1 (5.6%)   3 (13.0%)  
MSPSS Significant Other   28 (4)   28 (2)
MSPSS Family   28 (4)   27 (3)
MSPSS Friends   28 (4)   25 (7)
MSPSS total   84 (12)   79 (11)
  1. IMD Index of Multiple Deprivation
  2. MSPSS Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support
  3. IQR Interquartile Range