Table 1

Demographic characteristics of the sample

Eating disorder group (n=34) Postnatal depression group (n=39) Control group (n=61)
M, manual; NM, non-manual.
Social class (n (%))
Non-manual (I, II, IIINM) 18 (52.9) 24 (61.5) 37 (60.7)
Manual (IIIM, IV, V) 16 (47.1) 15 (38.5) 24 (39.3)
Child's gender (n (%))
Boys 16 (47.1) 22 (56.4) 36 (59.0)
Girls 18 (52.9) 17 (43.6) 25 (41.0)
Maternal age, years (mean (range)) 28.3 (21-42) 28.0 (18-40) 28.4 (20-41)