Table 2

Proportion of mothers and babies with health problems by gestation at birth

Gestation at birth
<32 weeks32–36 weeks37 or more weeksTotal
NumberPer centNumberPer centNumberPer centNumberPer cent
Chronic health problems complicating pregnancy**
35.73815.83468.43878.8
Pregnancy-specific problems**
2652.010845.6105925.9119327.3
Mother physically well in first few days
1639.010041.7187945.6199545.3
Mother physically well at time of survey
3278.021389.1363689388188.9
Baby health problems at time of survey**
1845.04619.552512.958913.5
EPDS >11 at 3 months718.43013.643311.347011.5
Depression/blues
 10 days922.09439.0143734.7154034.8
 1 month49.83112.963615.467115.2
 3 months12.4114.62756.62876.5
Fatigue
 10 days1741.59539.4162139.2173339.2
 1 month*1741.57832.4111226.9120727.3
 3 months**1126.83213.346711.351011.5
Anxiety
 10 days**1741.55522.878919.186119.5
 1 month819.52711.248111.651611.7
 3 months614.6135.42405.82595.9
Flash-backs
 10 days717.13112.946811.350611.4
 1 month512.22410.02736.63026.8
 3 months**614.6125.01473.61653.7
Sleep problems not related to the baby
 10 days37.3145.82395.82565.8
 1 month37.3145.82004.82174.9
 3 months12.452.11754.21814.1
Difficulties in concentrating
 10 days819.53916.264915.769615.7
 1 month819.53012.456313.660113.6
 3 months37.3156.23498.43678.3
  • * p<0.05 **p<0.01 EPDS Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale.