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Table 1 Socio-demographic Characteristics of Women in the study area (n = 420)

From: Post partum anxiety and depression in peri-urban communities of Karachi, Pakistan: a quasi-experimental study

Characteristics Lost to follow-up
n (%)
Followed
n (%)
All
n (%)
Number of Observations 153 267 420
Study Area:    
Qayoomabad 92 (60.1) 173 (64.8) 265 (63.1)
Manzoor Colony 61 (39.9) 94 (35.2) 155 (36.9)
Mother's Age Group:    
< 25 years 71 (46.4) 94 (35.2) 165 (39.3)
25-29 years 50 (32.7) 103 (38.6) 153 (36.4)
30-34 years 19 (12.4) 49 (18.4) 68 (16.2)
35 years & above 13 (8.5) 21 (7.9) 34 (8.1)
Mean age (in years) of mothers (SD) 25.45 (4.66) 26.46 (4.82) 26.09 (4.78)
Education:    
Illiterate 48 (31.4) 63 (23.6) 111 (26.4)
Can read & write 9 (5.9) 14 (5.2) 23 (5.5)
Schooling 1-9 years 53 (34.6) 91 (34.1) 144 (34.3)
10 years of schooling 30 (19.6) 58 (21.7) 88 (21.0)
Schooling 11 years & above 13 (8.5) 41 (15.4) 54 (12.9)
Working women:    
Yes 10 (6.5) 21 (7.9) 31 (7.4)
No 143 (93.5) 246 (92.1) 389 (92.6)
Education of husband:    
Illiterate 34 (22.2) 40 (15.0) 74 (17.6)
Can read & write 7 (4.6) 11 (4.1) 18 (4.3)
Schooling 1-9 years 41 (26.8) 80 (30.0) 121 (28.8)
10 years of schooling 36 (23.5) 76 (28.5) 112 (26.7)
Schooling 11 years & above 35 (22.9) 60 (22.5) 95 (22.6)
Mother Tongue:    
Urdu 40 (26.3) 63 (23.6) 103 (24.6)
Punjabi 40 (26.3) 65 (24.3) 105 (25.1)
Pashto 16 (10.5) 25 (9.4) 41 (9.8)
Hindko 40 (26.3) 92 (34.5) 132 (31.5)
Others** 16 (10.5) 22 (8.2) 38 (9.1)
Migrant Status:    
Locals 45 (29.4) 69 (25.8) 114 (27.1)
Immigrant 108 (70.6) 198 (74.2) 306 (72.9)
Ownership of the house*:    
Owned 76 (49.7) 168 (62.2) 242 (57.6)
Did not own 77 (50.3) 101 (37.8) 178 (42.4)
Persons living in the household:    
Upto 2 8 (5.2) 15 (5.6) 23 (5.5)
3 to 4 45 (29.4) 57 (21.3) 102 (24.3)
5 to 6 34 (22.2) 62 (23.2) 96 (22.9)
7 & above 66 (43.1) 133 (49.8) 199 (47.4)
Mean number of persons lived in the household (SD) 6.79 (3.98) 7.35 (3.93) 7.15 (3.95)
  1. ** Includes Saraiki, Sindhi, Balochi, Kashmiri etc.
  2. * p-value < 0.05