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Table 3 Significant correlations between socio-demographic, physical, and means of maternal mental health outcome variables

From: Long-term risk of mental health problems in women experiencing preterm birth: a longitudinal study of 29 mothers

  IES GHQ Likert GHQ case STAI-X1
Mother     
  Age 43*    
  Previous psychological treatment 0.37* 0.53** 0.36*  
  Parity 0.36* 0.49** 0.38*  
  Trait anxiety (STAI-X 2) 0.35*    0.56**
  Pregnancy/birth     
  Preeclampsia 0.46** 0.56** 0.48**  
  Vaginal delivery   −0.44** −0.44**  
  Caesarean   0.41* 0.41*  
  Acute Caesarean    0.35*  
  Planned Caesarean     −0.45**
  IVF 0.34*    
  Bleeding in pregnancy   −0.57** −0.52**  
Child     
  CPAP less than 5 days    -.36*  
  IVHa .37*    
  1. Assessment at the infant's 6-month post-term age (T2) and the infant's 18-month post-term age (T3). Pearson's correlation coefficients (p < 0.05) are reported. N = 33. *Correlation is significant at the 0.05 level (two-tailed); **correlation is significant at the 0.01 level (two-tailed). aIntraventricular haemorrhage, grade 1 or 2 shortly after birth.