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Table 1 Maternal demographics of patients screened for depressive symptoms

From: Depression during pregnancy and preterm delivery: a prospective cohort study among women attending antenatal clinic at Pumwani Maternity Hospital

Demographic Total no. N = 255 No depressive symptoms n = 157 Presence of depressive symptoms n = 98
Age (years)
 < 19 18 7(4.5) 11(11.2)
 20–29 186 115(73.2) 71(72.5)
 > 30 55 35(22.3) 16(16.3)
Marital status
 Married 212 133(84.7) 79(80.6)
 Single 43 24(15.2) 19(19.3)
Education level
 No formal education 5 2(1.3) 3(3.1)
 Primary education 57 32(20.4) 25(25.5)
 Secondary education 142 87(55.4) 55(56.1)
 Higher education 51 36(22.9) 15(15.3)
Monthly income
 Less than 50 USD 26 14(8.9) 12(12.2)
 50–100 USD per month 60 33(21.0) 27(27.6)
 100–350 USD per month 141 90(57.3) 51(52.0)
 > 350 USD per month 28 20(12.8) 8(8.1)
Previous preterm delivery
 Yes 30 20(12.7) 10(10.2)
 No 225 137(87.3) 88(89.8)
On antidepressant medication
 Yes 3 1(0.6) 2(2.0)
 No 252 156(99.4) 96(98.0)
Week of first antenatal visit
 < 12 weeks (first trimester) 33 23(14.6) 10(10.2)
 12–28 weeks (2nd trimester) 214 129(82.2) 85(86.7)
 > 28 weeks (3rd trimester) 8 5(3.2) 3(3.1)