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Table 2 Personal 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
Total number of pregnancies:    
Primigravida 34 (22.2) 54 (20.2) 88 (21.0)
Para 1-2 59 (38.6) 105 (39.3) 164 (39.0)
Para 3-4 35 (22.9) 60 (22.5) 95 (22.6)
Para 5 & above 25 (16.3) 48 (18.0) 73 (17.4)
Mean number of pregnancies (SD) 3.44 (2.42) 3.52 (2.38) 3.09 (0.57)
Past history of child death:    
No 131 (85.6) 233 (87.3) 364 (86.7)
Yes 22 (14.4) 34 (12.7) 56 (13.3)
Unplanned current pregnancy.    
Yes 131 (85.6) 218 (81.6) 349 (83.1)
No 22 (14.4) 49 (18.4) 71 (16.9)
Satisfied with the current life:    
Yes 149 (97.4) 258 (96.6) 407 (96.9)
No 4 (2.6) 9 (3.4) 13 (3.1)
Domestic Violence:    
No 145 (94.8) 241 (90.3) 386 (91.9)
Yes 8 (5.2) 26 (9.7) 34 (8.1)
Birth Attendant:    
Doctor 95 (62.1) 161 (60.3) 256 (61.0)
Midwife/LHV 28 (18.3) 54 (20.2) 82 (19.5)
Dai/Neighbour/Relative 30 (19.6) 52 (19.5) 82 (19.5)
Place of Delivery:    
Home 41 (26.8) 61 (22.8) 102 (24.3)
Hospital 81 (52.9) 157 (58.8) 238 (56.7)
Maternity Home 31 (20.3) 49 (18.4) 80 (19.0)
Any complication during delivery:    .
No 109 (71.2) 171 (64.0) 280 (66.7)
Yes 44 (28.8) 96 (36.0) 140 (33.3)
Any difficulty soon after birth for the baby:    
No 95 (62.1) 182 (68.2) 277 (66.0)
Yes 58 (37.9) 85 (31.8) 143 (34.0)
Any difficulty in breast feeding at birth:    
No 128 (83.7) 233 (87.3) 361 (86.0)
Yes due to mother 13 (8.5) 23 (8.6) 36 (8.6)
Yes due to baby 12 (7.8) 11 (4.1) 23 (5.5)