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Table 1 Characteristics of participants (calling for self or calling for partner)

From: Exploring the views and experiences of callers to the PANDA Post and Antenatal Depression Association Australian National Perinatal Depression Helpline: a cross-sectional survey

  Called regarding self Called regarding partnerb Total
  n % n n %
Sex (n = 99)   (n = 5) (n = 104)  
ᅟFemale 96 97.0 3 99 95.2
ᅟMale 3 3.0 2 5 4.8
Caller age in years (n = 98)   (n = 5) (n = 103)  
ᅟ<25 5 5.1 0 5 4.9
ᅟ25-30 21 21.4 2 23 22.3
ᅟ30-40 69 70.4 3 72 69.9
ᅟ>40 3 3.1 0 3 2.9
Marital status (n = 99)   (n = 5) (n = 104)  
ᅟMarried 78 78.8 3 81 77.9
ᅟLiving with a partner 17 17.2 2 19 18.3
ᅟSeparated or divorced 2 2.0 0 2 2.0
ᅟHave a partner but do not live together 1 1.0 0 1 1.0
ᅟSingle 1 1.0 0 1 1.0
ᅟOther 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Number of children (n = 98)   (n = 5) (n = 103)  
ᅟNone 9 9.2 0 9 8.7
ᅟOne child 48 49.0 4 52 50.5
ᅟTwo children 37 37.7 1 38 36.9
ᅟThree children 4 4.1 0 4 3.9
Age of most recent childa (n = 93)   (n = 5) (n = 98)  
ᅟ≤12 weeks 10 10.7 0 10 10.2
ᅟ13-26 weeks 29 31.2 3 32 32.6
ᅟ27-51 weeks 33 35.5 2 35 35.7
ᅟ≥52 weeks 21 22.6 0 21 21.4
Pregnant at time of survey (n = 99)     
  16 16.2    
Education (n = 99)   (n = 5) (n = 104)  
ᅟCompleted a degree or higher 60 60.6 3 63 60.6
ᅟCompleted a certificate/diploma/ apprenticeship 31 31.3 1 32 30.8
ᅟCompleted secondary school Year 12 5 5.0 1 6 5.8
ᅟHave not completed secondary school 3 3.0 0 3 2.9
Total before tax household income/week (AUD) (n = 98)   (n = 5) (n = 103)  
ᅟLess than $650 6 6.1 0 6 5.8
ᅟ$650 - $999 13 13.3 0 13 12.6
ᅟ$1000 - $1399 17 17.3 1 18 17.5
ᅟ$1400 - 1999 27 27.5 2 29 28.1
ᅟ> $2000 35 35.7 2 37 35.9
Pension the main family income (n = 98)     
  4 4.0    
State of residence (n = 99)   (n = 5) (n = 104)  
ᅟVictoria 50 50.5 4 54 51.9
ᅟNew South Wales 18 18.2 1 19 18.3
ᅟQueensland 17 17.2 0 17 16.3
ᅟSouth Australia 9 9.1 0 9 8.6
ᅟWestern Australia 4 4.0 0 4 3.8
ᅟAustralian Capital Territory 1 1.0 0 1 1.0
ᅟTasmania 0 0.0 0 0 0
ᅟNorthern Territory 0 0.0 0 0 0
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander origin (n = 98)   (n = 5) (n = 103)  
ᅟAboriginal 1 1.0 0 1 1.0
ᅟTorres Strait Islander 0 0.0 0 0 0.0
Country of Birth (n = 98)   (n = 5) (n = 103)  
ᅟAustralia 74 75.5 4 78 75.7
Years since settlement in Australia (non-Australian born) (n = 23)   (n = 1) (n = 24)  
ᅟ< 5 years 5 21.7 0 5 20.8
First language (n = 96)   (n = 5) (n = 101)  
ᅟEnglish 84 87.5 5 89 88.1
  1. aOnly those who reported having a child bper centage not supplied due to small numbers