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Table 3 General characteristics and homogeneity test between two groups (N = 67)

From: Effects of a maternal role adjustment program for first time mothers who use postpartum care centers (Sanhujoriwon) in South Korea: a quasi-experimental study

Characteristics Categories Total (N = 67) Cont. (n = 37) Exp. (n = 30) χ2 p
n (%) n (%) n (%)
Age (years) <  25 5 (7.4) 2 (5.4) 1 (3.3) 5.88 .118
(M ± SD: 31.0 ± 4.2) 25 ~ 29 21 (31.3) 17 (45.9) 6 (20.0)   
(range: 23 ~ 44) 30 ~ 34 30 (44.8) 14 (37.8) 16 (53.3)   
  ≥ 35 11 (16.4) 4 (10.8) 7 (23.3)   
Family type Couple only 65 (97.0) 35 (94.6) 30 (100.0) .498
  With parents 2 (3.0) 2 (5.4) 0 (0.0)   
Education High school 6 (9.0) 5 (13.5) 1 (3.3) 2.14 .344
  University 51 (76.1) 27 (73.0) 24 (80.0)   
  Graduate 10 (14.9) 5 (13.5) 5 (16.7)   
Occupation No 17 (25.4) 18 (48.6) 12 (40.0) 0.50 .479
  Yes 50 (74.6) 19 (51.4) 18 (60.0)   
Economic status Middle-low 10 (14.9) 6 (16.2) 4 (13.3) 0.76 .684
  Middle 48 (71.6) 25 (67.6) 23 (76.7)   
  Middle-high 9 (13.4) 6 (16.2) 3 (10.0)   
Delivery type NSVD 48 (71.6) 23 (62.2) 25 (83.3) 3.66 .056
  C-sec 19 (28.4) 14 (37.8) 5 (16.7)   
Baby’s gender Male 33 (49.3) 9 (42.9) 20 (58.8) 1.33 .249
  Female 34 (50.7) 12 (57.1) 14 (41.2)   
Birth weight (gm) 2500-2999 18 (26.9) 10 (27.0) 8 (26.7) 1.19 .552
(M ± SD: 3191.5 ± 346.7) 3000-3499 35 (52.2) 21 (56.8) 14 (46.7)   
(range: 2500 ~ 3990) ≥3500 14 (20.9) 6 (16.2) 8 (26.7)   
  1. Cont Control group, Exp Experimental group, M Mean, SD Standard Deviation, NSVD Normal Spontaneous Vaginal Delivery, C-sec Cesarean section
  2. Fisher’s exact p