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Table 3 Percentage and rate of postpartum psychological distress among mothers within the first year following delivery by weight group and insulin treatment during pregnancy

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

Weight group Received insulin during pregnancy Postpartum psychological distress
n % 95% CI Adjusted rate ratio (aRR) 95% CI p value
Lower Upper Lower Upper
Lean No (N = 17,933) 1244 6.94 6.56 7.33 0.73 0.18 2.91 0.651
Yes (N = 42) s s s s
Obesity No (N = 9670) 828 8.56 8.00 9.17 1.02 0.65 1.59 0.936
Yes (N = 238) 20 8.40 5.42 13.03
  1. Mothers with pre-existing type I or type II diabetes mellitus or with pre-existing mood/anxiety disorders were excluded. The number (N), percent (%), adjusted rate ratios (aRR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI) are shown. Rate ratios were adjusted for maternal age group (at pregnancy start date) and area-level income (at delivery)
  2. “s” = data suppressed due to small numbers