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Table 1 Characteristics of the study population in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study, 1999-2008

From: Adult physical, sexual, and emotional abuse and postpartum depression, a population based, prospective study of 53,065 women in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study

  Any adult abuse
  Yes (10267) No (42798)
  No. % No. %
PPD     
  No 8370 82 38979 91
  Yes 1897 19 3819 9
  *n 10267 100 42798 100
Age in years     
  14-19 95 1 577 1
  20-24 1145 11 5162 12
  25-29 3325 32 16012 37
  30-34 4323 42 17291 40
  ≥35 1378 13 3756 9
  n 10266 100 42798 100
Education     
  Primary (9yrs) 324 3 838 2
  Secondary (12yrs) 3493 36 12114 29
  Higher ≤ 4 yrs 5141 52 25852 63
  Higher > 4yrs 893 9 2584 6
  n 9851 100 41389 100
Living with partner     
  Yes 9633 95 41656 98
  No 564 6 923 2
  n 10197 100 42579 100
Parity     
  0 5066 49 22158 52
  1+ 5201 51 20640 48
  n 10267 100 42798 100
Any child abuse     
  no 7091 69 36264 85
  yes 3176 31 6534 15
  n 10267 100 42798 100
Prior depression     
  no 8928 87 40795 95
  yes 1339 13 2003 5
  n 10267 100 42798 100
Social support     
  no 368 4 1396 3
  yes 9564 96 39882 97
  n 9932 100 41278 100
  1. *n vary according to numbers of missing values within the different variables. N = 53,065.