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Table 6 Associations between SF-12-PCS and potential determinants in mothers: Results of multivariable linear regression analysis

From: Determinants of maternal health four weeks after delivery: cross-sectional findings from the KUNO-kids health study

mothers (n = 1044)
  PCS-12#
 Independent variables B (CI95%) SE (B) β p
Constant 56.95 3.65   < 0.01
(49.78;64.11)    
Age (years) −0.13 0.06 − 0.07 0.04
(− 0.25;-0.01)    
Education less than 10 years −1.29 1.04 −0.04 0.21
(−3.33;0.75)    
Education 10 years ref ref ref  
Education more than 10 years −0.84 0.55 − 0.05 0.13
(−1.92;0.24)    
Employment before maternity leave −1.90 0.86 −0.07 0.03
(−3.59;-0.21)    
Migration background −0.99 0.90 −0.03 0.27
(−2.75;0.77)    
Humidity stains (mold) −1.39 0.72 −0.06 0.05
(−2.81;0.03)    
Drinking alcohol one year before pregnancy −0.64 0.53 −0.04 0.23
(−1.68;0.40)    
Social and emotional strains −1.50 0.59 −0.08 0.01
(−2.67;-0.34)    
PSI-personal limitation −0.28 0.08 −0.13 < 0.01
(−0.45;-0.12)    
PSI-parental competence 0.09 0.10 0.10 0.36
(−0.11;0.29)    
PSI-parent-child bond 0.11 0.10 0.04 0.26
(− 0.08;0.30)    
Doctors consultations during pregnancy −0.08 0.05 −0.05 0.08
(−0.18;0.01)    
History of psychiatric diseases −0.56 0.80 −0.02 0.49
(−2.13;1.01)    
History of somatic diseases − 2.00 0.50 − 0.12 < 0.01
(−2.99;-1.01)    
Birth mode (C-section) −4.06 0.54 −0.54 < 0.01
(−5.12;-2.99)    
First child −2.03 0.54 −0.12 < 0.01
(−3.09;-0.97)    
VAS child 0.04 0.03 0.05 0.13
(−0.01;0.10)    
  1. R2 = 0.12
  2. F = 9.72
  3. #physical component score of the short form 12 questionnaire