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Table 1 Comparison of the sociodemographic and birth characteristics in the three groups

From: Mother-child interaction: implications of chronic maternal anxiety and depression

Characteristics Control (n = 22) Anxiety (n = 10) Depression (n = 8) p value
f (%) f (%) f (%)
Male sex 16 (72.7) 6 (60) 3 (37.5) 0.212
Preterm 1 (4.5) 1 (10) 1 (12.5) 0.579
Low weight 0 (0) 2 (20) 0 (0) 0.093
Daycare 9 (40.9) 3 (30) 2 (25) 0.740
Mother completed high school education 21 (95.5) 6 (60) 2 (25) < 0.001*
Mother works 12 (54.5) 5 (50) 3 (37.5) 0.771
Mother has a partner 22 (100) 9 (90) 4 (50) 0.001*
Mother has help 4 (18.2) 4 (40) 1 (12.5) 0.350
Father completed high school education 15 (68.1) 7 (70) 3 (42) 0.491
Father works 21 (95.4) 10 (100) 6 (75) 0.144
Own home 13 (59) 5 (50) 6 (75) 0.564
  Med (Min–Max) Med (Min–Max) Med (Min–Max)  
Number of children 2 (1–3) 2 (1–4) 2 (1–3) 0.380
Mother over 25 years old 31 (17–39) 27 (19–35) 28 (18–37) 0.744
Father over 25 years old 31 (20–53) 29 (20–38) 34 (19–44) 0.175
Monthly income (R$) 2000 (788–4000) 1588 (788–3500) 844 (680–4000) 0.094
  1. Chi-square test or Fisher’s exact test and Kruskal-Wallis test; * p < 0.05
  2. f frequency, % percentage, Med median, Min minimum, and Max maximum values