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Table 1 Sample characteristics (n = 670)

From: Postpartum depression and associated risk factors during the COVID-19 pandemic

  M (SD) n (%)
Age 31.84 (3.88)  
Race white   595 (88.8)
Married   633 (94.5)
Weeks postpartum 7.46 (4.01)  
Infant gestational age at birth (in weeks) 38.84 (1.88)  
Breastfeeding or own human milk feeding   570 (85.1)
Infant admitted to a NICU   68 (10.1)
Worried about contracting COVID-19  
 Baby only   51 (7.6)
 Self only   42 (6.3)
 Baby and self   458 (68.4)
 Not worried at all   119 (17.8)
Self-quarantining perinatally (prenatal and/or postpartum)   569 (84.9)
Exposure to COVID-19 (confirmed self and/or household member and/or suspected self)   16 (2.4)
Positive screen for postpartum depression   256 (38)
Positive screen for major depressive symptoms   146 (21.8)
  1. A positive screen for postpartum anxiety and depression = EPDS score of 10 or greater or a positive response to the item “The thought of harming myself has occurred to me.” Positive screen for major depressive symptoms = EPDS score of 13 or more or a positive response to the item “The thought of harming myself has occurred to me.”