Table 1

Sociodemographic characteristics for all psychiatric admissions, by study time periods

Pre-pregnancy admissionsPregnancy admissionsEarly postpartum admissionsLate postpartum admissions
Number of admissions n, (%)853 (25.9)315 (9.8)277 (8.5)1845 (57.2)
Weekly admission rate13.37.946.218.8
Mean age (SD)26.4 (6.2)28.3 (6.3)29.2 (6.8)28.5 (6.2)
Median duration of admission, days (IQR)7 (14)9 (18)17 (29)8 (19)
Detained under Mental Health Act, n (%)85 (10.0)41 (13.0)49 (17.9)184 (10.0)
Diagnoses, n (%)
 Psychosis134 (15.7)61 (19.4)110 (39.7)346 (18.8)
 Non-psychotic depression187 (21.9)81 (25.7)62 (22.4)531 (28.8)
Other
 Bipolar disorder57 (6.7)30 (9.5)40 (14.4)153 (8.3)
 Alcohol misuse63 (7.4)14 (4.4)4 (1.4)119 (6.4)
 Stress related74 (8.7)31 (9.8)20 (7.2)174 (9.4)
 Personality disorders156 (18.3)29 (9.2)8 (2.9)222 (12.0)
 Miscellaneous182 (21.3)69 (21.9)33 (11.9)300 (16.3)
SIMD quintile n, (%)
 1: Most deprived390 (45.7)156 (49.5)98 (35.3)788 (42.7)
 2200 (23.4)73 (23.2)49 (17.7)441 (23.9)
 3146 (17.1)38 (12.1)58 (21.0)271 (14.7)
 470 (8.2)26 (8.3)36 (13.0)239 (13.0)
 5: Most affluent47 (5.5)22 (7.0)36 (13.0)106 (5.7)
Age group n, (%)
 Under 20109 (12.8)29 (9.2)22 (8.0)114 (6.2)
 20–25320 (37.5)88 (27.9)86 (31.2)520 (28.2)
 26–30194 (22.7)88 (27.9)78 (28.3)546 (29.6)
 30–34159 (18.6)57 (18.1)57 (20.5)384 (20.8)
 35–3961 (7.1)44 (14.1)28 (10.2)214 (11.6)
 40 and over10 (1.2)9 (2.8)5 (1.9)63 (3.4)
Parity n, (%)
 No previous pregnancy574 (67.3)215 (68.2)162 (58.6)1207 (65.4)
 Previous pregnancy287 (33.3)100 (31.8)115 (41.4)638 (34.6)
Previous inpatient care n, (%)
 Yes548 (64.3)210 (66.7)158 (56.9)1096 (59.4)
 No305 (35.7)105 (33.3)119 (43.1)749 (40.6)
  • SIMD, Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation.