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Table 1 Socio-demographic characteristics of study population

From: Validating the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale as a screening tool for postpartum depression in Kathmandu, Nepal

Variables Frequency (n = 346) Percentage
Age of mother
 <20 29 8.4
 20–25 162 46.8
 26–30 93 26.9
 31–35 54 15.6
 >35 8 2.3
Ethnicity
 Dalit 23 6.6
 Janajati 120 34.7
 Madhesi 14 4
 Muslim 3 0.9
 Braman/Kshitri 177 51.2
 Others/Thakuri/Sanyasi 9 2.6
Educational status
 Illiterate 5 1.4
 Able to read and write 13 3.8
 Primary 16 4.6
 Lower secondary 21 6.1
 Secondary 94 27.2
 Higher secondary 105 30.3
 Bachelor and above 92 26.6
Occupation
 Agriculture 5 1.4
 Labor/wage 30 8.7
 Domestic work 170 49.1
 Service 75 21.7
 Business 61 17.6
 Others 5 1.4
Parity
 One 153 44.2
 Two 136 39.3
 Three 47 13.6
 More than three 10 2.9