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Table 3 The relationship between fertility characteristics and body dissatisfaction score in women six months postpartum (n = 300)

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

Characteristics Mean (SD) P-value
Infertility history
 Yes 76.50 (33.53) 0.795*
 No 74.80 (33.57)
Abortion history
 Yes 82.59 (32.36) 0.061**
 No 73.23 (33.59)
Mode of delivery
cNVD 69.45 (28.28) 0.007**
dC/S 79.63 (36.89)
Parity
 Primipara 74.40 (34.56) 0.731**
 Multipara 75.75 (31.87)
Pregnancy
 Wanted 74.53 (33.49) 0.158*
 Unwanted 80.63 (33.21)
Wanted and unwanted baby’s gender
 Wanted 74.16 (33.29) 0.504**
 Unwanted 77.16 (34.21)
Gestational age
 Term 73.61 (32.59) 0.029*
 Preterm 94.21 (41.40)
Breastfeeding period
  < 6 Months 80.23 (40.81) 0.401**
 6 Months 74.21 (32.46)
Nutrition status of the infant
 Breast-feeding 72.01 (30.96) 0.081***
 Bottle-feeding 88.89 (42.96)
 Both 77.18 (34.31)
Receiving information about the body shape
 yes 83.38 (36.19) 0.003**
 No 71.05 (31.56)
Spouse’s views on the shape of a woman’s body
 Very satisfied 56.34 (24.15) < 0.001***
 Somewhat satisfied 79.78 (30.74)
 Indifferent 86.73 (35.60)
 Somewhat dissatisfied 93.76 (35.73)
 Very dissatisfied 117.43 (53.62)
  1. cNormal Vaginal Delivery
  2. dCaesarean section
  3. *Mann-Whitney U **Independent t-test ***Kruskal–Wallis