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Table 1 Demographic and fertility characteristics in women six months postpartum (n = 300)

From: Predictors of mothers’ postpartum body dissatisfaction based on demographic and fertility factors

Characteristics N (%)
Woman’s education
  < High school 55 (18.3)
 High school 96 (32)
 Academic 149 (49.7)
Spousal’s education
  < High school 58 (19.3)
 High school 109 (36.3)
 Academic 133 (44.3)
Birthplace
 Urban 222 (74)
 Rural 78 (26)
Woman’s occupation
 Housewife 231 (77)
 Employed 69 (23)
Spousal’s occupation
 Employee 105 (35)
 Free 148 (49.3)
 Worker 38 (12.7)
 Unemployed 9 (3)
Economic status
 Favorable 96 (32)
 Relatively favorable 188 (62.7)
 Undesirable 16 (5.3)
Infertility history
 Yes 20 (6.7)
 No 280 (93.3)
Abortion history
 Yes 54 (18)
 No 246 (82)
Mode of delivery
aNVD 139 (46.3)
bC/S 161 (53.7)
Parity
 Primipara 186 (62)
 Multipara 114 (38)
Pregnancy
 Wanted 281 (93.7)
 Unwanted 19 (6.3)
Wanted and unwanted baby’s gender
 Wanted 225 (75)
 Unwanted 75 (25)
Gestational age
 Term 281 (93.7)
 Preterm 19 (6.3)
Breastfeeding period
  < 6 Months 35 (11.7)
 6 Months 265 (88.3)
Nutrition status of the infant
 Breast-feeding 213 (71)
 Bottle-feeding 36 (12)
 Both 51 (17)
Receiving information about the body shape
 yes 94 (31.3)
 No 206 (68.7)
Spouse’s views on the shape of a woman’s body
 Very satisfied 97 (32.3)
 Somewhat satisfied 138 (46)
 Indifferent 37 (12.3)
 Somewhat dissatisfied 21 (7)
 Very dissatisfied 7 (2.3)
  1. aNormal Vaginal Delivery
  2. bCaesarean section