Table 2

Scores on psychosocial measures based on immigrant versus Canadian born status

Immigrant

N = 107

Canadian Born

N = 184


Variable

Mean (SD)

Mean (SD)

t score

p-value


Depression (CES-D) a

20.73 (11.41)

16.65 (10.08)

3.02

.002

Stress (PSS:NICU) a

3.22 (0.81)

3.09 (0.74)

1.36

.17

Family Functioning (FAD-GF) b

19.36 (4.96)

17.80 (5.19)

2.50

.01

Social Support (SSI) c

47.65 (9.47)

52.19 (8.26)

-4.25

< .001

Acculturation (VIA-Mainstream) d

6.39 (1.18)

7.12 (1.12)

-5.19

< .001

Acculturation (VIA-Heritage) a

6.63 (1.31)

6.43 (1.46)

1.15

.25


Note: t score = independent samples t-test; CES-D = Center for Epidemiologic Studies Depression Scale; PSS:NICU = Parental Stressor Scale: neonatal intensive care unit; FAD-GF = Family Assessment Device – General Functioning Scale; SSI = Social Support Index; VIA = Vancouver Index of Acculturation – Mainstream and Heritage Scales.

a Seven missing data (CES-D, 4 immigrant, 3 Canadian born; PSS:NICU, 2 immigrant, 5 Canadian born; VIA-Heritage, 2 immigrant, 5 Canadian born)

b Two missing data (2 immigrant, 0 Canadian born)

c Four missing data (2 immigrant, 2 Canadian born)

d Six missing data (2 immigrant, 4 Canadian born)

Ballantyne et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2013 13(Suppl 1):S11   doi:10.1186/1471-2393-13-S1-S11

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