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Table 1 SAMPLE CHARACTERISTICS (N = 18)

From: Experiences and perceptions of perinatal depression among new immigrant Chinese parents: a qualitative study

Characteristics N
WOMEN (N = 13) MEN (N = 5)
Age (in years)
 Mean (SD) 31 ± 4 31 ± 6
 Range 25–38 25–40
Marital Status
 Married 13 5
Employment status in the perinatal period
 Employed 5 2
 Unemployed 8 3
Education level
 4-year college degree 7 0
 Master’s degree 2 1
 Doctoral level degree 2 2
 Current graduate student 2 2
Months lived in the US
 Mean (SD) 27.1 ± 16.6 28.6 ± 18.7
 Range 1–50 13–60
Main caregiver throughout pregnancy for the woman
 Her mother 3 NA
 Mother-in-law 1 NA
 Husband 5 NA
 Herself 4 NA
Main caregiver for the woman during the postpartum
 Her mother 7 NA
 Mother-in-law 5 NA
 Husband 1 NA
 Herself 0 NA
Whether adhere to the tradition of “Doing the month “
 Yes, for all my children 3 NA
 Yes, for my children born in China only 1 NA
 No 7 NA
 Other 1 NA
Whether adhere to the tradition of “Doing the month “
 Yes 6 NA
 No 7 NA
Way paid for the delivery services
 Entirely on her own 13 NA
 Partly by medical insurance 0 NA
Family annual income during the most recent pregnancy
  < $60,000 10 4
$60,000 3 1
Whether have children born in China
 Yes 3 4
 No 10 1
Whether have children born in the US
 Yes 10 1
 No 3 4
Family structure
 Nuclear family 9 4
 Dyadic nuclear family 1 0
 Live with own parents 2 0
 Live with parents-in-law 0 1
 Live with child only 1 0
  1. NA used to mean “not applicable”