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Table 1 Socio-demographic and economic characteristics of study participants (n = 120)

From: Impact of village health volunteer support on postnatal depressive symptoms in the remote rural areas of Lao People’s Democratic Republic: a cross-sectional study

  Pair-VHV
n=86
Single-VHV
n=34
Number (%) Number (%)
Age
 < 20 years 18 (20.9) 4 (11.8)
 20–34 years 61 (70.9) 28 (82.4)
 34 years < 7 (8.1) 2 (5.9)
Mean (SD) min-max 24.2 (±6.1) 16-43 25.5 (±6.1) 15-45
Ethnicity
 Makong/Tree 54 (62.8) 21 (61.8)
 Phouthai 20 (23.3) 4 (11.8)
 Others 12 (14.0) 9 (26.4)
Education
 No formal education 53 (62.4) 24 (70.6)
 Primary (1–5 years) 24 (28.2) 9 (26.5)
 Secondary or above (< 6 years) 8 (9.4) 1 (2.9)
Economic status
 Possession of a motorbike 57 (66.3) 20 (58.8)
Parity
 Primiparas 24 (27.9) 7 (20.6)
 Multiparas 62 (72.1) 27 (79.4)
Self-decision to go to a health center/hospital to receive ANC
 Yes 26 (30.2) 15 (44.1)
 No 60 (69.8) 19 (55.9)
EPDS
 7< 28 (32.6) 18 (52.9)
 8< 21 (24.4) 13 (38.2)
 9< 13 (15.1) 8 (23.5)
 10< 11 (12.8) 8 (23.5)
 11< 11 (12.8) 6 (17.6)
 12< 6 (7.0) 5 (14.7)
  1. SD standard deviation