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Table 1 Characteristics of mothers and infants (N=555)

From: Mood instability, depression, and anxiety in pregnancy and adverse neonatal outcomes

Mothers Number Percent
Demographic variables
Age (≥ 25) 465 84
Living with a partner 504 91
Aboriginal ancestry 42 8
Grade 12 or above 529 95
Family income > $40,000 263 90
Mood symptoms
Clinically significant depression 109 20
Clinically significant anxiety 118 21
Above-average mood instability 283 51
Psychosocial and behaviour variables
Engaged in regular physical activity 379 32
Alcohol use 57 10
Cigarettes smoking 72 13
With partner’s support 516 93
Stress 304 55
First-time mothers 212 38
Infants
Neonatal outcome variables
Apgar 1 minute score <7 a 68 12
Apgar 5 minute score <7 a 15 3
Pre-term birth (< 37 weeks)b 32 6
Low birth weight (<2.5 kg) b 20 4
Small for gestational ageb 39 7
  1. aHad 17% missing values
  2. bHad 10% missing values