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Table 2 Comparison between pregnant and postpartum women regarding the psychiatric and obstetric variables

From: Prevalence and related factors of perinatal depression in Egyptian mothers

Variable Pregnant (N = 166) Postpartum (N = 135) X2 P Odds ratio
History of perinatal depression Absent 155 (93.4%) 129 (95.6%) 0.665 0.462  
Present 11 (6.6%) 6 (4.4%)
Past psychiatric history other than PDD Absent 166 (100.0%) 135 (100.0%)    
Family psychiatric history Absent 166 (100.0%) 135 (100.0%)    
Planned pregnancy No 32 (19.3%) 21 (15.6%) 0.711 0.448  
Yes 134 (80.7%) 114 (84.4%)
Wanted baby Yes 166 (100.0%) 135 (100.0%)    
Attitude towards the gender of baby Negative 38 (22.9%) 0 (0.0%) Fisher exact test < 0.001*  
Positive 128 (77.1%) 135 (100.0%)
History of infertility Absent 164 (98.8%) 134 (99.3%) Fisher exact test 1.000  
Present 2 (1.2%) 1 (0.7%)
History of induction of labor Absent 158 (95.2%) 135 (100.0%) Fisher exact test 0.009*  
Present 8 (4.8%) 0 (0.0%)
History of abortion/stillbirth Absent 143 (86.1%) 128 (94.8%) 6.237 0.012* 0.340 (0.141–0.819)
Present 23 (13.9%) 7 (5.2%)
  1. X2, chi-square test. *Statistically significant