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Table 1 Demographic characteristics of study population at the first delivery during the study period

From: Ethnic disparities in receiving benefits for disability following postpartum mental illness during first two years after delivery: an Israeli nationwide study

Demographic characteristics Cases
n (%)
Controls
n (%)
Total
N (%)
1766 77,625 79,391
Age, years; mean (SD) 28.1 (5.9) 29.2 (5.9) 29.2 (5.9)
Age Group
 < 20 years 142 (8.1) 4749 (6.1) 4891 (6.2)
 21–40 years 1560 (88.3) 69,247 (89.2) 70,807 (89.2)
 40+ years 64 (3.6) 3629 (4.7) 3693 (4.6)
Population Groupa
 Israeli-born Jews 1215 (68.8) 46,812 (60.3) 48,027 (60.5)
 Arabs (excluding Bedouins) 212 (12.0) 14,541 (18.7) 14,753 (18.6)
 Immigrant from Ethiopia 47 (2.7) 1269 (1.6) 1316 (1.7)
 Immigrant from FSU 126 (7.1) 6847 (8.8) 6973 (8.8)
 Bedouins 52 (2.9) 2800 (3.6) 2852 (3.6)
 Other immigrants 112 (6.3) 5327 (6.9) 5439 (6.9)
Socio-Economic Statusa; n (%)
 I quarter (1–5) 497 (28.2) 18,290 (23.6) 18,787 (23.7)
 II quarter (6–9) 594 (33.7) 21,577 (27.8) 22,171 (27.9)
 III quarter (10–12) 481 (27.3) 22,194 (28.6) 22,675 (28.6)
 IV quarter (13+) 193 (10.9) 15,537 (20.0) 15,730 (19.8)
Employment status of woman, n (%)
 Not employed 540 (30.6) 16,673 (21.5) 17,213 (21.7)
 Employed 1226 (69.4) 60,952 (78.5) 62,178 (78.3)
 Salaried 1184 (67.0) 57,768 (74.4) 58,952 (74.3)
 Self-employed 28 (1.6) 2050 (2.6) 2078 (2.6)
 Self-employed and salaried 14 (0.8) 1134 (1.5) 1148 (1.4)
Employment status of spouse, n (%)
 No spouse 168 (9.5) 3799 (4.9) 3967 (5.0)
 Not employed 512 (29.0) 15,523 (20.0) 16,035 (20.2)
 Employed 1066 (61.5) 58,303 (75.1) 59,389 (74.8)
 Salaried 963 (54.5) 51,041 (65.8) 52,004 (65.5)
 Self-employed 83 (4.7) 5070 (6.5) 5153 (6.5)
 Self-employed and salaried 40 (2.3) 2192 (2.8) 2232 (2.8)
Employment status of family, n (%)
 Nobody employed 261 (14.8) 5590 (7.2) 5851 (7.4)
 Somebody Employed 1505 (85.2) 72,035 (92.8) 73,540 (92.6)
Annual Family Income, NIS; n (%)
 I quarter (< 49,092) 799 (45.2) 19,391 (25.0) 20,190 (25.4)
 II quarter (49,092-107,052) 510 (28.9) 18,633 (24.0) 19,143 (24.1)
 III quarter (107,052-199,142) 342 (19.4) 20,336 (26.2) 20,678 (26.0)
 IV quarter (< 199,142) 115 (6.5) 19,265 (24.8) 19,380 (24.4)
Family Status at birth; n (%)
 Single 147 (8.3) 3403 (4.4) 3550 (4.5)
 Married/In stable relationship 1553 (87.9) 72,769 (93.7) 74,322 (93.6)
 Divorced/Widow 66 (3.7) 1453 (1.9) 1519 (1.9)
Birth order of the first index birth in the data set; n (%)
 1 887 (50.2) 42,348 (54.6) 43,235 (54.5)
 2 298 (16.9) 12,182 (15.7) 12,480 (15.7)
 3 232 (13.1) 11,277 (14.5) 11,509 (14.5)
 4 164 (9.3) 5417 (7.0) 5581 (7.0)
  > 5 185 (10.5) 6401 (8.2) 6586 (8.3)
  1. aproportion of missing values< 0.5%