Table 2

Results of hierarchical regression for predictors of postnatal depression

Predictor Variables

B

β

sr2

t

P


Model 1

F(1, 156) = 163.37, p < .001 R2 = .51

Antenatal Depression

.74

.72

.51

12.78

.00***


Model 2

F(11, 145) = 2.72, p < .001 R2 = .60

Antenatal Depression

.57

.56

.11

6.24

.00***

Age

-.01

-.03

-.06

-.55

.49

Education

.14

.09

.01

1.52

.14

Income

-.05

-.05

-.08

-.79

.45

History of Depression

.10

.19

.03

3.20

.00**

History of Abuse

.06

.09

.01

1.58

.11

History of Miscarriage/Abortion

-.16

-.10

-.18

-1.70

.10

Major Life Events

-.02

-.01

.02

-.21

.83

Antenatal Anxiety

.18

.18

.02

2.47

.02*

Negative Cognitive Style

-.00

-.05

-.08

-.79

.40

Self-Esteem

.00

.02

.00

.19

.85

Social Support

-.08

-.04

-.05

-.50

.57


Model 3

F(1, 144) = 27.83, p < .001

Antenatal Depression

.48

.47

.07

5.70

.00***

Age

-.01

-.03

-.04

-.62

.54

Education

.12

.08

.01

1.43

.15

Income

-.03

-.03

-.05

-.46

.65

History of Depression

.08

.15

.02

2.69

.00**

History of Abuse

.05

.07

.01

1.46

.15

History of Miscarriage/Abortion

-.15

-.09

-.17

-1.66

.10

Major Life Events

.06

.03

.00

.54

.58

Antenatal Anxiety

.12

.12

.01

1.69

.09

Negative Cognitive Style

-.00

-.03

-.04

-.46

.69

Self-Esteem

.01

.05

.00

.73

.49

Social Support

-.01

-.00

-.00

-.12

.91

Parenting stress

.01

.32

.07

5.28

.00***

R = .81

R2 = .66***

Adjusted R2 = .63

Standard Error = .75


*p < .05, **p < .01, ***p < .001.

B = unstandardised regression coefficients, β = standardised regression coefficients, sr2 = semipartial correlations

Leigh and Milgrom BMC Psychiatry 2008 8:24   doi:10.1186/1471-244X-8-24

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