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Table 2 Demographic characteristics of women by language of interview

From: Validation of a brief mental health screening tool for pregnant women in a low socio-economic setting

 English (n = 30)
Median (IQR)
Afrikaans (n = 19)
Median (IQR)
isiXhosa (n = 17)
Median (IQR)
P-value*
Age26.1 (23.8–29.3)26.0 (21.5–33.7)31.0 (28.0–35.9)0.035
Pregnancies2 (1–3)3 (2–3)2 (2–3)0.031
Live births1 (0–2)1 (0–2)1 (1–2)0.382
 n (%)n (%)n (%)P-value**
Highest grade completed
 Grade 7–96 (20.0)9 (47.4)00.020
 Grade 10–1222 (73.3)10 (52.6)17 (100) 
 Diploma2 (6.7)00 
Employment status
 Employed12 (40.0)4 (21.1)8 (47.1)0.244
 Unemployed16 (53.3)15 (79.0)9 (52.9) 
 Student2 (6.7)00 
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale
 Negative (score < 13)27 (90.0)12 (63.2)11 (64.7)0.042
 Positive (score ≥ 13)3 (10.0)7 (36.8)6 (35.3) 
  1. *Kruskal Wallis test
  2. **Fisher’s exact test