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Table 1 Socio-demographic and maternal factors of the post-partum mothers

From: Prevalence and factors associated with depressive symptoms among post-partum mothers in Nepal

Characteristics Number Percent
Current age of mother; mean:24 (SD 4.7) years   
<20 years 45 13.0
20-29 years 250 72.3
≥30 years 51 14.7
Ethnicity   
Disadvantaged ethnic group 139 40.2
Advantaged ethnic group 207 59.8
Occupation of mother   
Non housewife 29 8.4
Housewife 317 91.6
Birth order   
One child 220 63.6
More than one child 126 36.4
Breastfeeding status of mothers   
Exclusively breastfeeding 258 74.6
Non-exclusively breastfeeding 88 25.4
Education status of mothers   
Literate 289 83.5
Illiterate 57 16.5
Husband’s educational status   
Literate 314 90.8
Illiterate 32 9.2
Reason for reported stress   
Husbands behavior 18 5.2
Economic condition 328 94.8
Socio-economic status of the family   
Lower class (KS ≤10) 60 17.3
Middle class (KS 11–25) 222 64.2
Upper class (KS 26–29) 64 18.5
Family size   
≤5 272 78.6
>5 74 21.4
Weight of the child   
<2500 gram 27 11.2
≥2500 gram 214 88.6
Delivery status   
Normal delivery 262 75.7
Assisted delivery 84 24.3
Pregnancy-induced health problems   
Yes 31 9.0
No 315 91.0
Subjective feelings of stress up to six months   
Yes 34 9.8
No 312 90.2