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Table 5 Result of logistic regression on maternal depression and associated factors

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

  Odds ratio 95% confidence interval p value
Stepfamily
 No 1.00   
 Yes 2.62 0.99–6.91 .052
Maternal age (continuous value) 0.94a 0.91–0.98 .001
Maternal self-perceived health
 Very good, good, or normal 1.00   
 Not so good or poor 2.36 1.29–4.33 .006
Stress score (continuous value) 1.67b 1.55–1.81 <.001
I can breastfeed my child as I expect
 Agree or slightly agree 1.00   
 Disagree or strongly disagree 1.83 1.28–2.62 .001
I fulfill the parent role well
 Agree or slightly agree 1.00   
 Disagree or strongly disagree 2.49 1.76–3.51 <.001
Number of children
 1 1.00   
 2 0.63 0.44–0.90 .010
 ≥3 0.68 0.39–1.19 .173
  1. Non-significant factors other than stepfamily were excluded
  2. aOdds ratio for every 1-year increase
  3. bOdds ratio for every 1-point increase