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Table 2 The relationship between mean BDI scores and study variables among mothers studied

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

Variable Beck Depression Inventory score (Mean ± sd) P value
Marital status   
   Married 16.9 ± 10.8  
   Divorced 28.6 ± 9.6 > 0.05
   widow 22.0 ± 7.1  
Educational Status   
   Illiterate 19.8 ± 10.2  
   Primary education 19.1 ± 11.7  
   Guidance school 15.9 ± 10.6 > 0.05
   Diploma 15.2 ± 8.7  
   Associate diploma 22.5 ± 15.1  
   BS/BA 17 ± 17.2  
Living status of (mothers') parents at the age of 12   > 0.05
   Mother passed away, father alive 21.8 ± 8.1  
   Father passed away, mother alive 18.3 ± 11.6  
   Both parents passed away 36.5 ± 17.6  
   Both parents alive 16.9 ± 10.6  
Subjects with positive past history of depression 22.5 ± 2.1 > 0.05
Subjects with positive family history of depression 20.4 ± 14.2 > 0.05