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Table 1 Sociodemographic characteristics and pregnancy-related factors of the participants

From: Physical activity patterns among women during the postpartum period: an insight into the potential impact of perceived fatigue

Variable PPF n = 215 Non-PPF n = 284 p-value
Weight (kg) 66 (13) 66 (16) .64
Height (cm) 161 (7) 160 (7) .62
Body mass index (kg/m2) 26 (4.7) 25.8 (5) .77
Baby age (months) 7 (8) 3 (6) < .001*
Mother age (years) 29 (6) 30 (6) .28
Postpartum depression score 14 (6) 15 (5) .11
Income (Saudi riyal, n, %)
 < 10,000 127 (59.07) 212 (74.7) .001*
 10,000–20,000 58 (26.98) 52 (18.3)
 20,001–30,000 22 (10.23) 11 (3.87)
 > 30,000 8 (3.72) 9 (3.17)
Number of children per mother (n, %)
 1 50 (23.26) 57 (20) .17
 2 93 (43.26) 143 (50.35)
 3 42 (19.53) 59 (20.77)
 4 30 (13.95) 25 (8.80)
Educational level (n, %)
 No degree 5 (2.33) 10 (3.52) .004*
 High school or less 26 (12.09) 19 (6.69)
 Bachelor’s degree 156 (72.56) 221 (77.8)
 Postgraduate degree 28 (13.02) 34 (11.9)
Smoker (n, %) 13 (6.06) 11 (3.87) .26
Breastfeeding status
 Yes 100 (46.51) 148 (52.11) .24
 Sometimes 85 (39.53) 97 (39.11)
 No 30 (13.95) 39 (13.73)
Employment status (n, %)
 Employed 128 (59.53) 201 (70.77) .009*
 Unemployed 87 (40.47) 83 (29.23)
Delivery mode (n, %)    
 C-section 58 (26.98) 56 (19.72) .06
 Vaginal 157 (73.02) 228 (80.28)
Housemaid assistant (n, %)
 Yes 161 (74.88) 220 (77.47) .18
 No 54 (25.12) 64 (22.54)
Vitamin B1 (thiamin) (mg/day) 1.3 (2.91) 1.5 (3.9) .03*
Vitamin C (mg/day) 106.7 (177) 97.7 (130) .0001*
Vitamin D (mg/day) 0 (0–5000) 1000 (0–5000) .0001*
Omega-3 (mL) 0 (200) 200 (250)
Iron (mg/day) 23.7 (38.7) 27.7 (43.8)  
  1. *Significance level of p ≤ .05
  2. Abbreviations: PPF, Postpartum fatigue; n, Frequency; (%), Percentage