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Table 1 Demographic and psychometric data of study sample (n = 572)

From: The anxious aspects of insecure attachment styles are associated with depression either in pregnancy or in the postpartum period

Variable Value Total no % Missed (no.) % missed
Nationality Italian/Albanian 442 77.3 0 0.0
Other 130 22.7   
Mean age (range)   28.8 (15–45) – SD = 5.7    
Education Primary school 3 0.6 92 16.1
Junior high school 109 22.7   
High school 204 42.5   
Bachelors degree/post-graduate 164 34.2   
Couple relationship Single/separated/divorced 12 2.2 17 3.0
Married/cohabiting 543 97.8   
Occupation Unemployed 220 46.6 100 17.5
Employed full/part time 252 53.4   
First-time mother Yes 308 55.4 16 2.8
No 248 44.6   
Abortion Yes 199 42.2 100 17.5
No 273 57.8   
Preterm birth Yes 70 13.9 69 12.1
No 433 86.1   
History of psychiatric disorder Yes 13 2.8 100 17.5
No 459 97.2   
Mean PSS total score (range)   18.9 (1–38) – SD = 6.6   347 60.7
Recent life adversities (LTE-Q) Yes 103 28.4 209 36.5
No 260 71.6   
EPDS ≥ 14 (t0) Yes 58 10.1   
No 514 89.9   
EPDS ≥ 12 (t1) Yes 55 11.1 76 13.3
No 441 88.9   
  1. SD standard deviation