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Table 3 Maternal prenatal psychosocial health (measured prior to 24 weeks of gestation)

From: Mental health outcomes of mothers who conceived using fertility treatment

Variable Fertility treatment group N = 76 n (%) Spontaneous conception group N = 152 n (%) p-value
Depression    
Depression – categorized by 13 cut-off    0.612
 <13 69 (90.8) 140 (92.7)
 ≥13 7 (8.2) 11 (7.3)
Anxiety    
Anxiety    0.813
 No 63 (84.0) 121 (85.2)
 Yes 12 (16.0) 21 (14.8)
Stress    
Perceived stress score –    0.040*
 Low 67 (89.3) 114 (78.1)
 High 8 (10.7) 32 (21.9)
Other    
Ever experienced abuse    0.843
 No 54 (72.0) 99 (70.7)
 Yes 21 (28.0) 41 (29.3)
Previous mental health    0.840
 Neither depressed nor mental disorder 53 (69.7) 104 (68.4)
 Either depressed or mental disorder 23 (30.3) 48 (31.6)
  1. *Statistically significant.