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Table 1 Participant characteristics extracted from pregnancy records and psychometric questionnaires

From: Predictors and occurrence of antenatal depressive symptoms in Galle, Sri Lanka: a mixed-methods cross-sectional study

  Total n(%)
Demographic and socioeconomic
Age
  ≤25 133(26.3)
  26 – 30 188(37.2)
  ≥31 184(36.4)
Education
  Primary or Below 23(4.5)
  Junior Secondary 252(49.9)
  Senior Secondary 171(33.9)
College or Above 59(11.7)
Employment
  Outside Home 197(39.0)
  Housewife 308(61.0)
Social class
  Highest 73(14.3)
  Higher 172(34.1)
  Lower 195(38.6)
  Lowest 65(12.9)
Trimester
  1 53(10.5)
  2 229(45.3)
  3 223(45.2)
Parity
  Primiparous 211(41.8)
  Multiparous 294(58.2)
Religion/Ethnicity
  Buddhist Sinhala 391(77.4)
  Other 114(22.6)
Health
Subfertility
  Yes 38(7.5)
  No 467(92.5)
Diabetes mellitus
  Yes 32(6.3)
  No 473(93.7)
BMI
  Low BMI 130(25.8)
  Normal BMI 288(57.1)
  High BMI 86(17.1)
History of LBW baby
  Yes 38(7.5)
  No 467(92.5)
History of abortion
  Yes 61(12.1)
  No 444(87.9)
History of pre-eclampsia
  Yes 31(6.1)
  No 474(93.9)
Psychometric
Anxiety total 15.5(5.0)
  10 – 50
  mean(sd)
 
Anxiety about delivery 6.5(3.3)
  3 – 15
  mean(sd)
 
Worry about baby’s health 5.0(1.7)
  4 – 20
  mean(sd)
 
Concern about appearance 4.0(1.9)
  3 – 15
  mean(sd)
 
Social support total 72.6(11.8)
  12 – 84
  mean(sd)
 
Support from family 25.9(3.6)
  4 – 28
  mean(sd)
 
Support from friends 21.5(8.0)
  4 – 28
  mean(sd)
 
Support from a special person 25.3(4.5)
  4 – 28
  mean(sd)