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Table 2 Number and type of parental mental health problems encountered by universal (HV) and Flying Start (FS) health visitors in their practice

From: Promoting children’s health when a parent has a mental health problem: a mixed methods study of the experiences and views of health visitors and their co-workers

 MotherFatherMother vs father
HV
n = 78
missing = 3
FS
n = 73
missing = 4
All health visitors n = 164
missing = 10
pHV
n = 79
missing = 2
FS
n = 70
missing = 7
All health visitors
n = 163
missing = 11
pp
Anxiety96% (n = 75)99% (n = 72)96% (n = 158)0.54176% (n = 60)81% (n = 57)78% (n = 125)0.692< 0.001a
Post-natal depression96% (n = 75/78)95% (n = 69)95% (n = 156)0.416
Depression94% (n = 73)96% (n = 70)93% (n = 153)0.59491% (n = 72)90% (n = 63)89% (n = 144)0.3010.454
Panic attacks77% (n = 60)84% (n = 61)80% (n = 131)0.42635% (n = 28)41% (n = 29)39% (n = 62)0.706< 0.001a
Substance misuse disorder (drugs)73% (n = 57)82% (n = 60)77% (n = 127)0.30184% (n = 66)83% (n = 58)83% (n = 134)0.7830.169
Ante natal depression72% (n = 56/78)77% (n = 56)74% (n = 121)0.416
Bipolar disorder69% (n = 54)73% (n = 53)71% (n = 117)0.59046% (n = 36)39% (n = 27)42% (n = 68)0.647< 0.001a
Suicidal thoughts67% (n = 52)70% (n = 51)68% (n = 112)0.90841% (n = 32)37% (n = 26)40% (n = 64)0.825< 0.001a
Alcohol use disorder67% (n = 52)68% (n = 50)67% (n = 110)0.23772% (n = 57)74% (n = 52)74% (n = 119)0.9310.217
Obsessive–compulsive disorder65% (n = 51)58% (n = 42)62% (n = 101)0.10028% (n = 22)27% (n = 19)27% (n = 43)0.724< 0.001a
Post-traumatic stress disorder55% (n = 43)60% (n = 44)57% (n = 94)0.57354% (n = 43)47% (n = 33)52% (n = 83)0.3980.383
Eating disorder55% n = 43)58% (n = 42)56% (n = 92)0.6349% (n = 7)7% (n = 5)8% (n = 13)0.895< 0.001a
Psychosis44% (n = 34)45% (n = 33)46% (n = 76)0.61910% (n = 8)21% (n = 15)16% (n = 26)0.124< 0.001a
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder33% (n = 26)47% (n = 34)38% (n = 62)0.19251% (n = 40)54% (n = 38)52% (n = 84)0.5230.013a
Autistic spectrum disorders28% (n = 22)33% (n = 24)29% (n = 48)0.71242% (n = 33)34% (n = 24)38% (n = 31)0.5440.063
Schizoaffective disorder23% (n = 18)23% (n = 17)24% (n = 39)0.88924% (n = 19)29% (n = 20)27% (n = 43)0.7770.295
  1. aResult is statistically significant at the 5% significance level
  2. NB Numbers of Health Visitors and Flying Start Health Visitors may not sum to the total (all health visitors) due to responses from managers being excluded from subgroup analysis