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Table 6 Bivariate association between type of VHV and husband’s support and relationship (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 Single-VHV P
n=86 n=34
Husband’s support during pregnancy M (SD) M (SD)  
 He wanted me to stay away from farming and hard labor a 4.1 (1.0) 3.6 (1.1) 0.02
 He took care of the older children more often a 4.1 (1.2) 3.8 (1.1) 0.08
 He took me to a health facility to receive ANCa 4.1 (1.2) 4.2 (1.1) 0.97
Relationship with husband n (%) N (%)  
 My husband listens to my concerns and complaints b 62 (72.1) 19 (55.9) 0.09
 I listen to my husband’s concerns and complaints b 56 (65.1) 16 (47.1) 0.07
 My husband looks after me when I am sick and confined to a bed for a few days b 80 (93.0) 28 (82.4) 0.08
 I look after my husband when he is sick and confined to a bed for a few days b 73 (84.9) 26 (76.5) 0.27
  1. M mean, SD standard deviation
  2. aMann-Whitney U test
  3. bChi-square test