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Table 3 Associations between psychometric variables and antenatal depression as measured by EPDS

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

  Depressed
mean(SD)
Not Depressed
mean(SD)
p-value*
Anxiety total 19.3(6.4) 15.2(4.8) <0.001
Anxiety about delivery 7.8(3.6) 6.4(3.3) 0.013
Worry about baby’s health 6.7(3.0) 4.9(1.5) <0.001
Concern about appearance 4.4(2.2) 4.0(1.9) 0.189
Social support total 56.9(18.9) 73.9(10.0) <0.001
Support from family 21.4(6.3) 26.3(3.0) <0.001
Support from friends 16.1(8.7) 21.9(7.7) <0.001
Support from a special person 19.5(8.4) 25.8(3.6) <0.001
  1. * Bolded values with p<0.05