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Table 1 Socio-demographic, pregnancy characteristics among participants (n = 288)

From: Relationship of post-traumatic stress disorder with disrespect and abuse during childbirth in a group of Iranian postpartum women: a prospective study

Variables n % Variables n % Variables n %
Age (Years)   Marital satisfaction 214 (64.1) Gravid  
 18–25 12 (38.9) Planned pregnancy 195 (67.7)  One 128 (43.1)
 26–35 144 (50.0) Husband’s education    Two 98 (34.0)
 ≥ 36 32 (11.1)  Elementary and lower 65 (19.5)  Three 47 (16.3)
Work status    Intermediate 72 (21.6)  ≥ 4 19 (6.6)
 House keeper 276 (95.8)  High school 132 (39.5) Hospitalized in labour and delivery room (Hour)
 Employed 12 (4.2)  University 65 (19.5)  ≤ 5 120 (41.7)
Infertility 8 (2.8) Husband’s job    6–10 97 (33.7)
Prenatal class 65 (22.6)  Unemployed 12 (4.2)  ≥ 11 71 (24.7)
Education    Employed 18 (6.3) Birth attendant  
 Elementary and lower 45 (15.6)  Self-employed 99 (34.4)  Midwife 71 (24.7)
 Intermediate 66 (22.9)  Manual worker 159 (55.2)  Obstetrician (resident or on call) 163 (56.6)
 High school 128 (44.4) Abortion history    Student (midwifery or intern) 14 (4.9)
 University 49 (17.0)  No abortion 224 (77.8)  Personal physician or midwife 40 (13.9)
Husband’s age (Years)    One 52 (18.1) Number of health care provider
 18–25 31 (10.8)  ≥ 2 12 (4.2)  One 41 (14.2)
 26–35 172 (59.7) Marital satisfaction    Two 149 (51.7)
 ≥ 36 85 (29.5)  Yes 195 (67.7)  ≥ 3 98 (34.0)
Giving birth at day (8 a.m. to 8 p.m.) 163 (56.6)  No 93 (32.3) Admission to NICU 39 (13.5)
Prolonged labour (dilatation < 1 cm/h) 33 (11.5) Weight of baby (gram)   Augmentation 163 (56.6)
Use of the pain relief 88 (30.6)  ≤ 2500 34 (11.8) Doula presence 8 (2.8)
Gestational age at birth    2500–4000 243 (84.8) APGAR at 5 min after birth  
 < 37 63 (21.9)  ≥ 4000 11 (3.8)  ≤ 8 6 (2.1)
 ≥ 37 225 (78.1) Baby sex (girl) 142 (49.3)  9–10 282 (97.9)
Postpartum bleeding 23 (8.0) Episiotomy 236 (81.9)   
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