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Table 1 Characteristics of women enrolled in the study

From: What do first-time mothers worry about? A study of usage patterns and content of calls made to a postpartum support telephone hotline

  Total recruited (353)
N (%)
Callers (84)
N (%)
Non-callers (269)
N (%)
P value
Region of delivery     
   Greater Beirut 125(35.4) 34(40.5) 91(33.8)  
   South 55(15.6) 15(17.9) 40 (14.9) 0.198
   Bekaa 70(19.8) 10 (11.9) 60(22.3)  
   North 103(29.2) 25 (29.8) 78(29.0)  
Education*     
   None + Elementary 32(9.1) 5(6.0) 27(10.0) 0.107
   Intermediate+ secondary 213(60.3) 46(54.8) 167(62.1)  
   University degree 108(30.6) 33 (39.3) 70(27.9)  
Age (yrs)     0.123
   Less than 21 70(19.8) 13 (15.5) 57(21.2)  
   21-24 107(30.3) 20(23.8) 87(32.3)  
   25-28 94(26.6) 31(36.9) 63(23.4)  
   29-32 41(11.6) 11(13.1) 30(11.2)  
   More than 32 41(11.6) 9(10.7) 32(11.9)  
Type of delivery     
   Vaginal 191(54.4) 42(50.6) 149 (55.6) 0.425
   C- section 160(45.6) 41(49.4) 119(44.4)  
Intent to breastfeed exclusively 261(74.4) 68(81.0) 193(72.3) 0.113
   Yes 90(25.6) 16(19.0) 74(27.7)  
   No     
Number of prenatal visits     
   Mean (± SD) 10 ± 4 10.85 ± 4.2 9.27 ± 3.7 0.001
  1. • Elementary education refers to first though fifth grade;
  2. • Intermediate education refers to sixth through eighth grade;
  3. • Secondary education refers to eleventh though thirteen grade.