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Table 1 Characteristics of participating mothers and infants (n = 194)

From: Maternal common mental disorders and infant development in Ethiopia: the P-MaMiE Birth Cohort

Characteristics N (%)
Maternal SRQ score: Median (25th, 75th) Pregnancy 2(1,6)
   2 months postnatal 1(0,3)
   12 months postnatal 1 (0,3)
Maternal age (years). Mean (SD) 27.4 (6.39)
Husband's age (years). Mean (SD) 36.8 (9.33)
No maternal education 170 (87.6)
No paternal education 64 (33.2)
Parity: Primiparous 24 (12.4)
   2 to 4 previous live births 77 (39.7)
   5 or more previous live births 93 (47.9)
Lower relative wealth of the household 111 (57.2)
Hungry in the last 30 days 38 (19.6)
Marital discord scale (0 to 4). Median (25th, 75th) 0 (0,1)
Physically assaulted 7 (3.6)
One or more malarial episodes in pregnancy 37 (19.2)
Maternal BMI (kg/m2) Mean (SD): Pregnancy 21.6 (2.37)
   Postnatal 12 months 20.8 (2.9)
Sees friends ≤ monthly: Pregnancy 39 (20.1)
   Postnatal 2 months 32 (16.7)
Birth weight (kg) Mean (SD) 3.0 (0.4)
Prolonged labour 36 (18.6)
Episodes of fever since birth 57 (29.7)
Episode of diarrhoea since birth 14 (7.3)
Infant gender female 94(48.5)
Infant diarrhoeal episodes in 1st year: 2 or more 104 (53.6)
Weight-for-age Z score in infant. Mean (SD) -1.02 (1.35)
  1. SRQ = Self-reporting questionnaire, 20-item version; BMI = Body Mass Index