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Table 2 Percentage of postpartum psychological distress within the first year following delivery by weight group

From: A potential role for insulin treatment during pregnancy in reducing postpartum psychological distress in maternal obesity: an administrative population health study

Weight group Postpartum psychological distress
n % 95% CI
Lower Upper
Lean (N = 17,975) 1246 6.93 6.56 7.33
Obesity (N = 9908) 848 8.56 8.00 9.15
  1. Mothers with pre-existing type I or type II diabetes mellitus or with pre-existing mood/anxiety disorders were excluded. The number (N), percentage (%) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) are shown