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Table 5 Nurse consultation among participants with vs. without depression

From: Perinatal depression and its impact on infant outcomes and maternal-nurse SMS communication in a cohort of Kenyan women

Reason for Consult Depression Type (n) Proportion of Consults for this Reason (n; %) p-value
Consult for Any Reason Never Any Perinatal Depression (n = 384) 287 (74.7%) Reference
Antenatal Depression (n = 163) 118 (72.4%) 0.60
Persistent Perinatal Depression (n = 27) 16 (59.3%) 0.10
All Participants who Ever Consulted Nurse
 Pregnancy Questions/Concern Never Any Perinatal Depression (n = 287) 249 (86.8%) Reference
Antenatal Depression (n = 118) 109 (92.4%) 0.20
Persistent Perinatal Depression (n = 16) 12 (75.0%) 0.30
 Postpartum Questions/Challenges Never Any Perinatal Depression (n = 287) 140 (48.8%) Reference
Antenatal Depression (n = 118) 63 (53.4%) 0.50
Persistent Perinatal Depression (n = 16) 8 (50.0%) 1.00
 Family Planning Never Any Perinatal Depression (n = 287) 167 (58.2%) Reference
Antenatal Depression (n = 118) 57 (48.3%) 0.09
Persistent Perinatal Depression (n = 16) 7 (43.8%) 0.40
 Infant Health Questions/Concerns Never Any Perinatal Depression (n = 287) 249 (86.8%) Reference
Antenatal Depression (n = 118) 90 (76.3%) 0.01*
Persistent Perinatal Depression (n = 16) 13 (81.2%) 0.50
Subgroup of Participants with Ill Infants who Ever Consulted Nurse
 Infant Health Consult Never Any Perinatal Depression (n = 167) 54 (32.3%) Reference
Antenatal Depression (n = 79) 15 (19.0%) 0.04*
Persistent Perinatal Depression (n = 8) 2 (25.0%) 1.00