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Table 2 Maternal characteristics compared between mothers with high SRQ scores (≥ 8) and those with low scores (< 8)

From: Common mental disorders in mothers of children attending out-patient malnutrition clinics in rural North-western Nigeria: a cross-sectional study

Variable Maternal SRQ score < 8 (%) n = 121 Maternal SRQ score ≥ 8 (%) n = 83 P-value Total (%)
n = 204
Median maternal age (IQR) 26 (9.5) 23 (10) < 0.001* 25 (10)
Age of mother (Teen or not)
 < 18 3 (2.5) 13 (15.7) 0.001* 16 (7.8)
 ≥18 118 (97.5) 70 (84.3)   188 (92.2)
Gainfully employed
 Yes 24 (20.5) 15 (19.2) 0.83 39 (20.0)
 No 93 (79.5) 63 (80.8)   156 (80.0)
Median Years of marriage (IQR) 15 (16) 10 (8) < 0.001* 14 (7)
Spouses Age
 <  40 43 (35.5) 45 (54.2) 0.008* 88 (43.1)
 ≥ 40 78 (64.5) 38 (45.8)   116 (56.9)
Family structure
 Nuclear 47 (48.5) 48 (64.9) 0.032* 95 (55.6)
 Extended 50 (51.6) 26 (35.1)   76 (44.4)
Family setting
 Monogamous 55 (45.8) 39 (47.6) 0.81 94 (46.5)
 Polygamous 65 (54.2) 43 (52.4)   108 (53.5)
Antenatal care attendance
 Yes 59 (52.7) 50 (61.0) 0.25 109 (56.2)
 No 53 (47.3) 32 (39.0)   85 (43.8)
Delivery Place
 Home 18 (16.8) 11 (13.4) 0.52 29 (15.3)
 Hospital 89 (83.2) 71 (86.6)   160 (84.7)
Death of a previous child
 Yes 69 (57.5) 53 (63.9) 0.36 122 (60.1)
 No 51 (42.5) 30 (36.1)   81 (39.9)
  1. IQR Interquartile Range
  2. *Significant
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