Table 2: Hierarchical multiple regression analyses predicting EPDS score during pregnancy.

2 2 increaseStandardised beta

Step 1: demographics0.010.01*
 Age−0.07−1.4
 Partner’s age0.030.7
Step 2: psychological response0.040.03***
 Response to
 pregnancy
0.133.1**
 Desire for baby−0.020.6
Step 3: character0.330.29***
 SD−0.41−8.5***
 CO−0.010.3
 ST0.113.0**
Step 4: temperament0.370.03***
 NS0.081.9
 HA0.194.2***
 RD−0.01−0.3
 PS0.123.2**
Standardised 20.353

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