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Table 3 Unadjusted and adjusted association between mode of birth and Maternal postnatal wellbeing by mediator variable

From: Psychosocial factors that mediate the association between mode of birth and maternal postnatal adjustment: findings from a population-based survey

  Coefficients Mode of birth (exposure)
SVD Instrumental Planned CS Unplanned CS
Maternal postnatal wellbeing Unadjusted (c)* 0 − 0. 09 (− 0.19 to 0.02) − 0.09 (− 0.25 to 0.07) − 0.16 (− 0.27 to − 0.04)
Standardised 0 − 0.04 (− 0.09 to 0.01) − 0.01 (− 0.04 to 0.01) −0.08 (− 0.20 to 0.05)
Mediator
 Perceived control Adjusted (c’)** 0 − 0.07 (− 0.19 to 0.05)
Standardised 0    −0.03 (− 0.08 to 0.03)
% Effect mediated   76.0
Sobel p-value   < 0.001
 Expectations Adjusted (c’)** 0 − 0.08 (− 0.20 to 0.05)
Standardised 0    −0.02 (− 0.09 to 0.02)
% Effect mediated   11.6
Sobel p-value   0.004
 Holding the baby Adjusted (c’)** 0 −0.04 (−0.18 to 0.10)
Standardised 0    −0.02 (− 0.08 to 0.05)
% Effect mediated   38.1
Sobel p-value   < 0.001
 HCP support Adjusted (c’)** 0 −0.11 (−0.23 to 0.00)
Standardised 0    −0.05 (− 0.10 to 0.00)
% Effect mediated   18.7
Sobel p-value   < 0.001
 Infant health at 3 mths Adjusted (c’)** 0 −0.16 (−0.27 to − 0.04)
Standardised 0    −0.07 (− 0.13 to − 0.02)
% Effect mediated   1.8
Sobel p-value   0.106
  1. p values * < 0.05, ** < 0.001