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Table 2 Prevalence of antenatal depression (as measured by EPDS) across demographic and health characteristics

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

  Depression prevalence n(%) p-value*
Total 38(7.5)  
Demographic and socioeconomic
Age   0.002
  ≤25 7(5.3)  
  26 – 30 7(3.7)  
  ≥31 24(13.0)  
Trimester   0.092
  1 5(9.4)  
  2 11(4.8)  
  3 22(9.8)  
Parity   0.002
  Primiparous 7(3.3)  
  Multiparous 31(10.5)  
Employment   0.009
  Outside work 7(3.6)  
  Housewife 31(10.1)  
Religion/Ethnicity   1.000
  Buddhist Sinhala 30(7.7)  
  Other 8(7.0)  
Education   0.076
  Primary or Below 3(13.0)  
  Junior Secondary 25(9.9)  
  Senior Secondary 8(4.7)  
  College or Above 2(3.4)  
Social class   0.003
  Highest 5(6.8)  
  Higher 4(2.3)  
  Lower 21(10.8)  
  Lowest 8(12.3)  
Health
Subfertility   0.516
  Yes 4(10.1)  
  No 34(13.7)  
Diabetes mellitus   0.006
  Yes 7(21.9)  
  No 31(6.6)  
History of LBW baby   0.055
  Yes 6(15.8)  
  No 32(6.9)  
History of abortion   0.201
  Yes 7(11.5)  
  No 31(7.0)  
BMI   0.234
  Low BMI 7(5.4)  
  Normal BMI 21(7.3)  
  High BMI 10(11.6)  
History of pre-eclampsia   0.022
  Yes 6(19.4)  
  No 32(6.8)  
  1. * Bolded values with p<0.05