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Table 2 Participants’ characteristics and tests used to compare pre-trial differences between the two groups

From: Effect of short-term psychological intervention on anxiety of pregnant women with positive screening results for chromosomal disorders: a randomized controlled trial

Variables Cognitive- behavioral educations group (n = 46) Control group (n = 46) aP value
Maternal age (year), mean (SDb) 28.8 (5.42) 28.2 (6.7) 0.623
BMI, mean (SD) 24.73 (4.06) 24.67 (3.72) 0.952
Gestational age at beginning of study, mean (SD) 12.36 (0.91) 12.44 (1.2) 0.081
Education status, n (%)    0.474
 Diploma 14 (30.43) 21 (45.65)
 Bachelor’s degree and higher 32 (69.57) 25 (54.35)
Occupational status, n (%)    0.062
 Housewife 26 (56.6) 34 (73.9)
 Employed 20 (43.5) 12 (26.1)
Economic status, n (%)    0.506
 Undesirable 18 (39.2) 17 (37)
 Relatively desirable 22 (47.8) 26 (56.5)
 Desirable 6 (13) 3 (6.5)
Ethnicity, n (%)    0.076
 Lor 4 (8.7) 10 (21.7)
 Fars 27 (58.7) 19 (41.3)
 Turk 7 (15.2) 9 (19.6)
 Kurd 7 (15.2) 3 (6.5)
 Other 1 (2.2) 5 (10.9)
Pregnancy status, n (%)    0.205
 Wanted 25 (54.35) 24 (52.17)
 Unwanted 21 (45.65) 22 (47.83)
  1. aP <  0.05 is significant
  2. bStandard deviation