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Table 1 Demographic characteristics, prenatal depression and MFA between the secure and insecure groups

From: The mediating role of prenatal depression in adult attachment and maternal-fetal attachment in primigravida in the third trimester

  All participants
(n = 260)
Secure
(n = 141;54.23%)
Insecure
(n = 119;45.77%)
t/Z/X2 P
Age (years) 26.52 ± 3.18 26.66 ± 3.03 26.34 ± 3.37 −1.020 0.308
Gestational weeks 35.57 ± 2.57 35.37 ± 2.73 35.81 ± 2.35 −0.1056 0.291
Education
High school or lower 42 (16.15%) 19 (13.48%) 23 (19.33%) 4.893 0.087
High school or junior college 135 (51.93%) 82 (58.16%) 53 (44.54%)   
Bachelor degree or higher 83 (31.92%) 40 (28.37%) 43 (36.13%)   
Planned pregnancy Yes 185 (71.15%) 98 (69.50%) 87 (73.11%) 0.409 0.523
Prenatal education Yes 167 (64.23%) 95 (67.38%) 72 (59.66%) 1.326 0.249
Employed Yes 155 (59.62%) 57 (50.00%) 98 (82.35%) < 0.001 0.988
Exercise Yes 185 (71.15%) 98 (69.50%) 87 (73.11%) 0.409 0.523
Marital satisfaction Yes 219 (84.23%) 123 (87.23%) 96 (80.67%) 2.092 0.148
Prenatal depression Yes 49 (18.85%) 19 (13.48%) 30 (25.21%) 5.811 0.016
EPDS score 7.75 ± 4.14 6.99 ± 4.24 8.64 ± 4.47 −2.922 0.003
Low MFA 143 (55%) 69 (48.94%) 74 (62.18%) 4.577 0.032
Total score of MFA 74.12 ± 7.32 75.17 ± 7.33 72.87 ± 7.14 2.548 < 0.001
MFA intensity 28.21 ± 4.62 28.49 ± 4.39 27.87 ± 4.87 −1.533 0.125
MFA quality 42.14 ± 4.57 42.82 ± 4.54 41.34 ± 4.48 −2.992 0.003