Table 2

Logistic regression models of associations between baseline social support measures (independent variables) and depression incidence (dependent variable; n=354)

Associations between baseline social support and depression incidence (ORs per unit increase in baseline social support measure, 95% CI)
EmotionalPracticalNegative aspects
From husband
Unadjusted0.90 (0.85 to 0.96)*0.92 (0.80 to 1.05)1.13 (0.98 to 1.32)
Adjusted0.95 (0.87 to 1.03)1.06 (0.88 to 1.26)1.02 (0.87 to 1.19)
From mother
Unadjusted0.96 (0.91 to 1.01)1.02 (0.91 to 1.13)1.03 (0.88 to 1.19)
Adjusted0.97 (0.91 to 1.04)1.08 (0.94 to 1.23)1.04 (0.88 to 1.23)
From mother in-law
Unadjusted0.91 (0.86 to 0.96)*0.92 (0.82 to 1.02)0.92 (0.79 to 1.06)
Adjusted0.93 (0.87 to 0.99)*0.95 (0.83 to 1.09)0.95 (0.80 to 1.13)
  • Adjusted for age, number of children, duration of education, family income, reported health of the baby, reported physical health, previous emotional problems, number of life stressors/events and timing of follow-up. *p<0.05.