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Table 2 Comparison of stressors and health behaviors in pregnant vs. postpartum women during the COVID-19 pandemic (N = 162)

From: Stressors, coping, and resources needed during the COVID-19 pandemic in a sample of perinatal women

  Odds Ratio (95% CI)
P-value
Statistically significant covariates
Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, have you experienced any of the following? (select all that apply)
 Missed any prenatal care appointments due to COVID-19 7.74 (1.75–34.30)
P = .007
 
 Used telemedicine for any prenatal care appointments due to COVID-19 3.91 (1.48–10.37)
P = .006
 
 Sought additional information about how COVID-19 is impacting the hospital you plan to deliver 1.69 (0.76–3.77)
P = .202
 
 Talked to your provider about labor and delivery and COVID-19 1.76 (0.80–3.89)
P = .161
 
How has the COVID-19 outbreak affected you in the past 2 weeks? (select all that apply)
 Worked remotely or from home more than you usually do 1.82 (0.78–4.25)
P = .166
 
 Worked reduced hours 1.35 (0.41–4.39)
P = .619
 
 Was not able to work 2.34 (0.48–11.28)
P = .291
Lower income
0.25 (0.08–0.82) P = .022
 Had difficulty arranging for childcare 0.63 (0.25–1.58)
P = .321
 
 Income or pay has been reduced 1.83 (0.58–5.81)
P = .304
 
 Have no income 4.07 (0.50–33.30)
P = .191
 
 Was laid off or furloughed by employer 1.51 (0.31–7.45)
P = .612
 
 Had serious financial problems 2.85 (0.33–24.40)
P = .339
Lower income
0.20 (0.05–0.87) P = .032
Women of colora
0.27 (0.08–0.93)
P = .038
 Another household member has lost their job 5.12 (0.64–40.85)
P = .123
 
To cope with social distancing, isolation, or stress related to COVID-19, are you doing any of the following? (select all that apply)
 Taking breaks from watching, reading, or listening to news stories, including social media 0.15 (0.06–0.35)
P < .001
 
 Taking care of your body, such as taking deep breaths, stretching, or meditating 0.92 (0.37–2.28)
P = .860
Higher income
4.10 (1.46–11.45)
P = .007
 Engaging in healthy behaviors like trying to eat healthy, well-balanced meals, exercising regularly, getting plenty of sleep, or avoiding alcohol and drugs 0.32 (0.14–0.72)
P = .006
 
 Making time to relax 0.39 (0.17–0.90)
P = .027
 
 Connecting with others, including talking with people you trust about your concerns and how you are feeling 0.30 (0.13–0.68)
P = .004
Higher income
2.37 (1.01–5.55)
P = .047
 Contacting a healthcare provider 0.41 (0.14–1.20)
P = .103
 
Eating high fat or sugary foods 0.22 (0.09–0.54)
P = .001
 
 Eating more food than usual 0.23 (0.08–0.65)
P = .006
Higher income
4.74 (1.14–19.73)
P = .033
 Eating less food than usual 1.44 (0.29–7.27) P = .659  
  1. Note. CI confidence interval
  2. aIncludes all women who identified as Hispanic, Black, Asian, or multiple races