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Table 1 Socio-Demographic characteristics of participants in study groups

From: Effects of journal therapy counseling with anxious pregnant women on their infants’ sleep quality: a randomized controlled clinical trial

Variable Counseling
(n = 35)
Number (Percent)
Control group
(n = 35)
Number (Percent)
P-value
Woman’s age (Year) 27.5 (5.9) 27.7 (5.8) 0.888c
Spouse’s age (Year) 33.3 (5.5) 33.2 (5.4) 0.948c
Woman’s education    0.847a
 Under diploma 9 (25.7) 11 (31.4)  
 Diploma 16 (45.7) 15 (42.9)  
 Academic 10 (28.6) 9 (25.7)  
Spouse’s education    0.354a
 Under diploma 11 (31.4) 16 (45.7)  
 Diploma 16 (45.7) 9 (25.7)  
 Academic 8 (22.9) 10 (28.6)  
Job mother    1.000b
 Housewife 32 (91.4) 33 (94.3)  
 Working at home 1 (2.9) 1 (2.9)  
 Working outside 2 (5.7) 1 (2.9)  
Spouse’s job    0.542b
 Unemployed 1 (2.9) 0 (0)  
 Worker 4 (11.4) 2 (5.7)  
 Employee 6 (17.1) 9 (25.7)  
 Self-employment 24 (68.6) 24 (68.6)  
Sufficiency of income for household expenses   0.241a
 Insufficient 6 (17.1) 5 (14.3)  
 Somewhat sufficient 24 (68.6) 20 (57.1)  
 Sufficient 5 (14.3) 10 (28.6)  
Type of pregnancy    1.000b
 Natural 33 (94.3) 34 (97.1)  
 Assisted reproductive techniques 2 (5.7) 1 (2.9)  
Type of delivery    0.659b
 NVDd 13 (76.5) 13 (86.7)  
 C/Se 4 (23.5) 2 (13.3)  
Infant care    1.000b
 Yes 34 (97.1) 35 (100)  
 No 1 (2.9) 0 (0)  
Previous child age (month)f 74.2 (36.2) 93.6 (30.4) 0.116c
Life satisfaction    0.917a
 Totally satisfied 13 (37.1) 12 (34.3)  
 Somewhat satisfied 12 (34.3) 14 (40)  
 Not satisfied not dissatisfied 6 (17.1) 4 (11.4)  
 Somewhat dissatisfied 2 (5.7) 3 (8.6)  
 Absolutely dissatisfied 2 (5.7) 2 (5.7)  
Family members numberf 2.8 (1.0) 2.5 (.7) 0.215c
  1. a Chi-square for trend test
  2. b Fisher’s exact test
  3. cIndependent t-test
  4. d Normal Vaginal Delivery
  5. e Cesarean section
  6. Variables were reported as numbers (%), except for cases f reported as mean (Standard Deviation)