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Table 1 Characteristics of mothers and children who participated in the follow up study

From: Maternal mental health predicts risk of developmental problems at 3 years of age: follow up of a community based trial

Characteristic N = 791 n %
MOTHERS   
Married/Common law 746 94.4
Education   
   High school or lower 124 15.7
   College/university/trade 588 74.3
   Post graduate studies 79 10.0
Household income per year   
   < $40,000 65 8.8
   $40,000–$80,000 267 36.0
   > $80,000 410 55.3
Caucasian ethnicity 668 84.5
Any smoking in the past month 98 12.5
Any alcohol in the past month 514 65.0
Any drugs in the past month 17 2.2
Excellent or good rating of physical health in the past 6 months 599 75.8
Excellent or good rating of emotional health in the past 6 months 588 74.3
2 weeks or more of self reported depression since infant born 281 35.5
6 months or more of self reported depression since infant born 96 12.2
Edinburgh Post Partum Depression Score >10 within 4 months of delivery 54 8.17
Edinburgh Post Partum Depression Score >13 within 4 months of delivery 20 3.03
Ever seen or witnessed abuse since child was born 105 13.3
Mother has been abused since child was born 50 6.3
CHILDREN   
Age ≥ 3 years 468 59.2
Male 383 48.4
Born preterm (< 37 weeks) 49 6.6
Child has regular family doctor 750 94.9
A parent stayed home with the child for ≥24 months 320 40.5
Child has had routine health exam 711 90.1
Child's immunization shots are up to date 742 94.0
Child's current general health*   
   Excellent/Good 731 92.4
   Fair/Poor/Terrible 60 7.6
Child received non-parental care for >20 hours per week in the past 6 months 481 60.8
Parent reads to child once or more per day 696 88.2
  1. Note: Denominator varies due to missing data
  2. * as rated by the child's mother