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Table 2 Current family information and family financial situation in stepfamilies and non-stepfamilies

From: Characteristics of stepfamilies and maternal mental health compared with non-stepfamilies in Japan

  Stepfamilies
n = 47
n (%)
Non-stepfamilies
n = 2199
n (%)
p value
Number of children
 1 5 (10.6) 1122 (51.4)  
 2 18 (38.3) 847 (38.8) <.001a
 ≥3 24 (51.1) 214 (9.8)  
Age of the first child
 0–1 5 (10.9) 1165 (54.2)  
 2–4 8 (17.4) 678 (31.6) <.001a
 ≥5 33 (71.7) 306 (14.2)  
Presence or absence of disorders in children
 No 44 (93.6) 2002 (91.7) .631b
 Yes 3 (6.4) 182 (8.3)  
My family is financially capable.
 Agree or slightly agree 18 (39.1) 1293 (59.7) .005a
 Disagree or strongly disagree 28 (60.9) 873 (40.3)  
  1. No answers were excluded
  2. aChi-squared test
  3. bFisher’s exact probability test