Table 4. Odds of Depressive Symptoms by Postpartum Employment Status and Combined Forms of Social Support (n = 651)
Unadjusted ModelModel Adjusted for Social SupportFully Adjusted Model*
Postpartum employment
    Not employed1.001.001.00
Social support
    No high support1.001.00
    High partner support only0.400.18–0.92.0310.510.21–1.26.145
    High other support only0.210.07–0.67.0090.270.08–0.85.025
    High partner and other support0.310.14–0.72.0060.370.15–0.91.031
  • Models are weighted to be nationally representative. Women without partners are excluded.

  • * The fully adjusted model controls for race/ethnicity, age, education, marital status, family income, baby's health status, parity, maternal depression in the first 8 weeks postpartum, and a count of postpartum physical symptoms.

  • OR, odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.