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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of mothers in the three groups

From: Depression in mothers of children with thalassemia or blood malignancies: a study from Iran

Characteristic Group1* Group2** control*** total P value
Age of the subjects(μ ± δ) 36.2 ± 7.8 32.7 ± 6.1 29.9 ± 6.5 32.1 ± 7.3 0.014¶
Age of their children(μ ± δ) 7.1 ± 5.9 7.5 ± 4.5 7.7 ± 4.8 7.4 ± 5.3 > 0.05
Marital status of the mother(%)      
   Married 94.9 94.9 96 95.3 > 0.05
   Divorced 3 1 1 1.7  
   widow 2 4 3 3  
Educational Status      
   illiterate 10.6 7.2 8.1 8.6 > 0.05
   Primary education 26.6 41.2 24.2 30.7  
   Guidance school 25.5 24.7 28.3 26.2  
   Diploma 30.9 24.7 33.3 29.7  
   Associate diploma§ 1.1 2.1 1 1.4  
   BS/BA 5.3 0 5.1 3.4  
Living status of mothers' parents at the age of 12(%)      
   Both parents alive 90 85 85.9 87 > 0.05
History of depression (%positive) 13 19.2 14.1 15.4 > 0.05
Family History of depression (%positive) 12 12.2 14.3 12.8 > 0.05
Conflict with husband(%positive) 14.1 8.2 15.5 12.6 > 0.05
Conflict with own or husband's family(%positive) 20 16.2 20.2 18.8 > 0.05
  1. * Mothers of thalassemic children,
  2. ** Mothers of children with blood malignancies,
  3. *** Controls
  4. ¶ Statistically significant difference
  5. § (2 years of college study)