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Table 2 Socio-demographic profile across three study variables- post-partum depression, infant weight, and breast feeding practices

From: Postpartum depression and infant feeding practices in a low income urban settlement in Nairobi-Kenya

Demographic variables Postpartum depression Infant weight Breast feeding practices
With (N = 26) Without (N = 174) p Underweight (N = 69) Normal (N = 131) p Non-exclusively (N = 54) Exclusively (N = 146) p
N % N % N % N % N % N %
Maternal age
 Less than 20 years 4 15.4 17 9.8 0.428 9 13.0 12 9.2 0.548 6 11.1 15 10.3 0.873
 20–25 years 12 46.2 68 39.1 29 42.0 51 38.9 20 37.0 60 41.1
 25 years and up 10 38.5 89 51.2 31 44.9 68 51.9 28 51.9 71 48.6
 Marital status
 Married 17 65.4 157 90.2 0.000 55 79.7 119 90.8 0.026 41 75.9 133 91.1 0.005
 Single/divorced/separated/widowed 9 34.6 17 9.8 14 20.3 12 9.2 13 24.1 13 8.9
Maternal education
 None 2 7.7 3 1.7 0.270 3 4.4 2 1.5 0.529 2 3.7 3 2.1 0.661
 Primary only 17 65.4 111 63.8 46 66.7 82 62.6 34 63.0 94 64.4
 Secondary only 7 26.9 57 32.8 19 27.5 45 34.4 18 33.3 46 31.5
 Tertiary only 0 0.0 3 1.7 1 1.5 2 1.5 0 0.0 3 2.1
Occupation
 Housewife/stay at home 16 61.5 102 58.6 0.004 40 58.0 78 59.5 0.287 28 51.9 90 61.6 0.026
 Employed 0 0.0 15 8.6 3 4.4 12 9.2 3 5.6 12 8.2
 Has business 4 15.4 48 27.6 18 26.1 34 26.0 14 25.9 38 26.0
 Other 6 23.1 9 5.2 8 11.6 7 5.3 9 16.7 6 4.1
Monthly income
 Less than 5000 Ksh 10 38.5 27 15.5 0.015 13 18.8 24 18.3 0.647 15 27.8 22 15.1 0.111
 5000–10,000 Ksh 16 61.5 141 81.0 55 79.7 102 77.9 38 70.4 119 81.5
 Above 10,000 Ksh 0 0.0 6 3.5 1 1.5 5 3.8 1 1.9 5 3.4
Living situation
 Temporary 15 57.7 64 36.8 0.096 32 46.4 47 35.9 0.228 27 50.0 52 35.6 0.161
 Semi-temporary 11 42.3 103 59.2 36 52.2 78 59.5 26 48.2 88 60.3
 Permanent 0 0.0 7 4.0 1 1.5 6 4.6 1 1.9 6 4.1