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Table 1 Comparison of baseline characteristics in study groups

From: Marital communication skills training to promote marital satisfaction and psychological health during pregnancy: a couple focused approach

 Intervention Group (n = 27)Control Group (n = 27)
 Mean (SD) or Number (%)Mean (SD) or Number (%)
Age of husband33.5 (4.2)33.5 (5.1)
Age of women29.1 (4.3)29.4 (4.5)
Gestational age18.7 (6.8)21.4 (4.1)
Length of marriage4.6 (3.8)5.4 (4.2)
Education level of husband (%)
 High school or less16 (59.2)15 (55.5)
 More than high school11 (40.8)12 (44.5)
Education level of women (%)
 High school or less10 (37.1)15 (55.5)
 More than high school17 (62.9)12 (44.5)
Occupational status of women (%)
 Employed4 (14.8)5 (18.5)
Economic level (%)
 Low1 (3.7)1 (3.7)
 Medium19 (70.4)20 (74.1)
 High7 (25.9)6 (22.2)
Parity (%)
 Primparity19 (70.4)16 (59.3)
 Multiparty8 (29.6)11 (40.7)
History of abortion (%)3 (11.1)5 (18.5)
Obstetric complications (%)3 (11.1)2 (7.4)
  1. Abbreviations: SD standard deviation, sig significance, ns. not significant