Table 3. Odds of Depressive Symptoms by Postpartum Employment Status and Social Support
Women with Partners (n = 651)All Women (n = 700)
AOR95% CIPAOR95% CIP
Postpartum employment
    Not employed1.001.00
    Employed0.350.14–0.87.0230.350.16–0.79.011
Social support
    No high partner support1.00
    High partner support0.590.29–1.22.154
    No high other support1.00
    High other support0.400.20–0.81.011
  • Models control 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. Models are weighted to be nationally representative.

  • AOR, adjusted odds ratio; CI, confidence interval.