Table 1

Socio-demographic, physical characteristics and mental health variables in mothers given preterm birth and their children
Number
Mothers 29
  Age; mean (SD) 33.7 (4.3)
  Education > 12 years; n (%) 26 (89.7)
  Single parent; n (%) 0 (0)
  Unemployed; n (%) 4 (13.8)
  Previous psychological treatment; n (%)a 8 (27.6)
  Chronic illness; n (%)b 2 (6.9)
  Total no. of children; mean (SD) 1.7 (0.8)
  Previous pregnancies; mean (SD) 1.1 (1.5)
  Previous childbirths; mean (SD) 0.5 (0.7)
  First-time mothers; n (%) 18 (62.1)
  IVF pregnancy; n (%)c 8 (27.6)
  Bleeding in pregnancy; n (%) 19 (65.5)
  Preeclampsia; n (%) 4 (14.3)
  Caesarean; n (%) 17 (58.6)
Children, n (%) 35
  Girl 17 (48.6)
  Boy 18 (51.4)
  Twin 14 (40)
  Gestational age (weeks)
  Median (range) 29 (24–32)
  Mean (SD) 28.5 (2.6)
  Birth weight (kg)
  Median (range) 1.2 (0.6–2.0)
   Mean (SD) 1.2 (0.4)
  Apgar score
  At 1 min; median (SD) 6.3 (2.3)
  At 5 min; median (SD) 7.6 (2.0)
  At 10 min; median (SD) 8.3 (1.0)
  Oxygen supply > 28 days; n (%) 19 (54)
  IVH grade
  1 and 2; n (%)d 5 (14.3)
  3 and 4; n (%)d 2 (5.7)

Assessment at 2 weeks postpartum (T0). aEveryone who had been in psychotherapy as a child or as an adult was registered; bdiabetes and Crohn's disease; cin vitro fertilization/assisted fertilization; dintraventricular haemorrhage following birth.

Misund et al.

Misund et al. Annals of General Psychiatry 2013 12:33   doi:10.1186/1744-859X-12-33

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