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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of the study sample

From: Retrospective observation of mental disorders during postpartum period: Results from the Singapore mental health study

   Onset of mental disorder after pregnancy Onset of mental disorder within 2 years after pregnancy
n % n %
Age group 18–34 41 9.02 22 5.87
  35–49 70 6.76 12 1.74
  50–64 35 5.54 0 .
  65+ 3 4.26 0 .
Ethnicity Chinese 42 6.31 10 1.43
  Malay 48 5.20 10 1.13
  Indian 54 8.46 13 2.30
  Others 5 9.39 1 2.35
Marital Status Married 115 4.75 27 1.17
  Never married / single 2 18.55 1 6.15
  Divorced/ Separated 25 24.09 6 6.97
  Widowed 7 7.77 0 .
Education University 18 5.69 9 3.81
  Pre-U /Junior College / Diploma 34 10.74 9 2.74
  Vocational 11 14.79 7 9.95
  Secondary 60 7.34 6 0.52
  Primary 23 2.42 3 0.20
  Pre-Primary 3 3.27 0 .
Any Chronic Physical Condition No 69 5.65 16 1.41
  Yes 80 7.27 18 1.53
Employment Status Employed 85 6.68 23 2.17
  Economically Inactive 49 5.43 9 0.59
  Unemployed 10 14.24 1 0.45
Income Below S$20,000 89 5.53 17 0.59
  S$20,000–S$49,000 40 8.55 9 2.21
  Above S$50,000 10 8.35 6 5.56