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Table 1 Profile of SED and SEA postpartum women by selected attributes

From: Urban women's socioeconomic status, health service needs and utilization in the four weeks after postpartum hospital discharge: findings of a Canadian cross-sectional survey

Attributes SED Group SEA Group Unadjusted
  N a % N a % OR (95% CI)
SOCIODEMOGRAPHIC      
Marital Status 213   424   
   Has partner   79   99 0.05 (0.02–0.13)
Education 212   432   
   Less than high school   25   5 2.25 (1.93–2.63)
Cultural Identity 211   428   
   Canadian   50   61 0.61 (0.44–0.85)
Language Spoken at Home 217   431   
   English   63   82 0.37 (0.26–0.49)
Country of Birth 215   421   
   Canada   45   70 0.35 (0.25–0.49)
WOMAN'S HEALTH      
Overall Health 215   431   
   Very good/Excellent   41   59 0.48 (0.35–0.67)
Symptoms of Postpartum Depression 211   426   
   EPDS ≥ 12   19   8 2.7 (1.64–4.4)
Hospital Readmission 216   431   
   YES   3   2 1.57 (0.57–4.28)
PHYSICIAN      
Has Family Doctor 215   430   
   YES   96   97 0.74 (0.3–1.84)
  1. Note: a Sample sizes for some variables differ from study N because of missing data. *Number who initiated breastfeeding. SED = socioeconomically disadvantaged, SEA = more socioeconomically advantaged. EPDS = Edinburgh Postpartum Depression Scale
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